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Full text of "Billboard (December 1905)"

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Funded by Q. David Bowers and 
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The name is HESS — Charles D. Hess. 

Know him? No, I do not J 

Know that to which his name attaches ? I do 5 and gladly. 

less or hSLteST tnT^J*"? ? *T m V other «■»"* !t * to denounce worth- 
th^^^d tSffe*' r°' haV,ng * m * ^ *"" «— ««ttat gone feeling- 

-*— ^Jf* 8 ^?* ^i" 1 ,? *? o^de^g thfmaking up <matter. We have ridiculed, 
wESf^fc ^ d ^ <red ^ U *? e "*■*•«?" traslTwlsted language, worried thV^S 

u When „i!2 r 1 !' 8cienti ? Ci !' ? mean **• Wilett I "ay that I detest the average run of 
e ^ n &^^ aaett " *""**> X mem * *** *- U causes psorLTanl 
_ x , will not «caUnames,7 but * ,rin -7- *•»* I have found that tins stuff causes cuta- 
neous lesion^ (i) by congesbons, (2) by fluid exudations into the tissues, forming pustules 
and vesicles, (3) by plastic exudation, producing infiltrations and thickening of the Tskin; 
That is my arraignment. • ° «— — 

But, in return,; I am sneered at, and asked to point out any smarting, burning or 
itching. - True, these subjective sensations are nil. , But, it is the same if we apply 
some alkalies, which do not occasion subjective sensations, and yet damage the skin; 

The arraignment stands. The average "make-up" stuff makes a fine nest for para- 
sites or other micro-organisms; clogs the entire resorptive channels; welcomes pus-form- 
ation, cellular inflamm a ti ons, and all conditions caused by a blood dyscrasia or depravity 
of the body fluids. '. . .* . ■ r ' 

But here is Hess— Charles D. Hess. He knows better. He knows the better make- 
up preparations. Knows them, and makes them. Uses antiseptics. Also common-sense 
Elegant preparations, and not one that offends the skin. Powders, paints, creams, 
rouges,— Hess knows what's what. Glad of it Makes your chemist feel superb to 
abuse the ordinary stuff, with cause, and then show cause for using the extraordinary 
articles. --■-.- ,:..:,:. f 

Name is HESS— Charles D. Hess. Address, Rochester, N. Y. 

Ha&ttokd, Ct, 1899-1905. 

W. H. MORSE, M. D, 

Consulting Chemist. 

NOTE— The above Ism unsolicited letter from WilUrd H. Morse, M. D„ Consulting Chemist, of the city of Hartford, Com. 

...Pacific Coast Headquarters... 


319 Market St., Academy of Science Bldg., 

Save time, worry and expense and deal with us direct. Prompt delivery our 
specialty. We never disappoint. We sell and rent Moving Picture Ma- 
chines, Films, Slides, etc. We'ita always one week ahead of our competitors. 
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IH tit Utnt ul Htst PobjUt Styin i! Udln air Omttag. 

A. M. BUCH & CO., 

119 N. Ninth Street, 

W«tBml^ the Sew Tort H l p pudruHi e. Whitcanwedo forjoal 


H. T. mOOxem— New York HIppodronM- 




After having launched the following three big successes there: 






New Zealand Bids., 37th and Broadway, 



For Circus, Horse, Poor Show Parades, Adrertlsfif 
Panoses, Theatrical Costones, Etc. Seed for price list. 


612414 Metropolitan Awe, 




Greatest iow On Earth. 

: . I^os Angeles, CAi/., Sept. 7, 1905. 


San Francisco, Cal. 
Gentlemen:— Before I depart from the Pacific Coast I not only 
want to thank you for your many personal favors, but at the same 
time compliment you on the most efficient service rendered the 
Barnum & Bailey Snows in the way of advertising. 

It may interest you to know that I have never been able to carry 
out a scheme of general billposting, bulletins and street car advertis- 
ing in such a satisfactory manner as you have handled this line of 
publicity in San Francisco, and the fact that our shows opened to a 
"turnaway" business bears out the force of this statement. I may 
also add that I have never seen a better billposting plant anywhere, 
and the representation which you gave us on nearly every board 
throughout the city and surrounding country seemed to swell the 
popularity of not only the Greatest Show, but the greatest showing 
ion earth. 

Yours sincerely, 

General Advance Manager. 








ATOericeJ^ I^eoudin 

TfieortriesJ Weekly 


December 2. 1905. 


The Popular Manager of Several New York Theatres 

and Many Attractions 




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Adapted From the French by Lucelle Ryley 

Plot Deals With Historical Incidents in the Time of Napoleon — Lieutenant 
Dick, D. S. A., Produced — Melodrama With Wyoming Setting — Robert 
Conhers In Leading Part. 

y UCJELLE BYUBY'S adaptation of Pierre 

,:■ - Berton's four act play, was given its 

■ - — -■ prenfler performance, in English Mon- 

- ■t_^» day evening. Nov 20, at Ford's Opera 

■ ^^^ House, Baltimore, Md., with Vir- 
ginia Horned In the leading role or Jeanne. The 
^company. -was: cast as follows: ; ; 

General Bonaparte. ...?.... .Vincent Serrano 
Captain Roger Crisenoy.... "William Conrtnay 

!e TalIein6nt....\...J. H-* Gllmonr 

Fouche- . .- . . . .Stanley Dark 

Begnier . .Joseph E. Whiting 

Colonel Rapp Ralph Delmore 

Adjutant Barral.. — . William : "Balfour 

Brutus. . ..Joseph Maylon 

Leonidas .... .....Bernard NIemeyer 

w Joseph Kaufman 

Saint Rejent <W. H. Dupont 

- Bernard Frank Andrews 

Petit Francois ..v....;;«.,.i..Louls LaBey 

Cardinal Fesch. ...:... ^ 'Harris 1*. Forbes 

Cobentzel — H. Bruce Delemater 

Caullncourt Sidney Mansfield 

Remusat .. .... Charles Brown 

Murat ... — ... ........Wm. [dlson 

Duroe .--.........:. ..Frank Goldsmith 

Lannes ... .....E. J. Kelly 

. Jnnot .. ...Frank Andrews 

KlBorghese ■-. •■•< ......W., L. Garwood 

Roustan ......... .Wm. ssman 

Le Brnn ....... F. Coe 

Jeanne, wife of Tall [arned 

•i- *-':< Josephine, % Bonaparte's wlfeii;;Adele Block 

-'.Margaret' Smith 
. . .'. .Grena -Bennett 
....Madeline Rives 

...Alice -Van Bonk 
.... Elizabeth Brock 

. . . .. -Grace Benham 

....... . . Jane Gordon 

. ... ".Eugenia Flagg 


Lieut. Dick, U. S. A., a military comedy 
drama, in fonr acts, by Harry MoRae Webster, 
was given its Initial production Monday eve- 
ning, Nov. 20. at the Mnrry Hill Theatre, New 
York City. The cast: 

Lieut. Dick Elsworth Robert Conness 

Capt. Frank Beverly Hugh Cameron 

Col. Robert F. Douglas.... Seymour Stratton 

Sancho Miguel......... C W. Goodrich 

Sergeant Jones.. ....Harry McRae Webster 

^Hortense^ "> his / sister 
; Pauline- Borgbese 
Mme. Junot, ,,.:... 
Mme. Lannes .... 

Mme. De Remnsat 
, Caroline A.:........^ 

.-■'- Annettes ".. ... _.:._. 



ACT I. — (Paris, 6 -p. m., December 24, 1800. 
Interior of Restaurant LarBeUe Marseillaise. 

ACT n.—Tmree years, later^'-fiVp. m. * Draw- 
ing room of Mme. Bonaparte at the Tulllerles. 
ACT HI. — About one hour later. A small 
- -drawing: room. , occupied by Criaenoy at . the 

ACT. IV.— May IS, 1S04. A lawn In front of 
the Chateau of St. Cloud. - v 

false Is a strong play, mag- 

; niflcenthr-g produced. Miss - Harned' Is given 

unlimited range for the artistic display -of her 

is weU as- her .coquetry.. She 

■ a ; dozen curtain -calls after 

performance; was: interrupted 

several; times ^ by; vociierous^ applause. ^ Charles 

Frohman; was present. ■; as- well' as the. author, 

and they unite in the opinion that Miss Harned 

Is peculiarly well fitted for the new piece. 

La Belle Marseillaise is founded on French 
history, beginning in 1800. The Royalists plot 
against the life, of the First Consul and tie 
attempt is made- as Napoleon- is on his way 
to the opera on Christmas eve. Captain Boger, 
of Napoleon's -staff, "m in -love- with Jeanne, 
whose long connection with the Restaurant La 
Belle Marseillaise , has caused her ; to- be: known 
by that title. This fact Is taken advantage of 
by Tallemont, her. husband, who Induces her tb 
delay Roger over his dinner until it is too late 
to join Napoleon. Jeanne^ however, is innocent 
of -a plot^ but remains with Roger and encour- 
ages Mm in bis suit. While thus engaged a 
terrible explosion -shakes the, restaurant and It 
Is announced that Napoleon has been attacked. 
In the meantime the conspirator -Bernard leaves 
the restaurant in haste and to facilitate his 
exit Tallemont gives him bis hat and coat. In 
the explosion Bernard Is killed, but Napoleon 
escapes. The remains of Bernard are identified 
and burled as those of Tallemont's. Tallemont 
reveals, himself; to Jeanne, who promises him 
never to reveal the secret. . - 

Three years later Roger discovers Jeanne liv- 
ing; at the Rue St. Honore as a needlewoman. 
:,He-:is; about .to marry a friend of -Josephine's, 
bnt the discovery leads lrtan to break the engage- 
; ment; and renew- his suit for Jeanne. .When Na- 
poleon learns of Jeanne/s whereabouts he sends 
for her, because his advisers, Regnier and 
; Fonche have hx the meantime -been hunting -down 
the conspirators. Fonche Insists that Tallemont 
is alive and that -Jeanne knows of the secret. 
Napoleon endeavors to -wring from her a con- 
fession, but she -refuses to commit herself. 

As a last resort Napoleon demands that she 
marry his officer, 'Capt. Roger, which request 
she finally obeys. After the marriage Jeanne 
vtells'Bogex^hat Tallemont is alive, but Roger's 
ahfblts him from revealing her 
_ secret. . .-Roger and Jeanne are arrested and 
-thrown; into prison to remain until Tallemont 
Is discovered after a second attempt upon the 

-Vincent Serrano made a strong personal ap- 
peal in the character of Napoleon, and William 
Coortenay was fine in the role; of the lover. The 
;jxr!nori; parts vwere::in the bands; of well-known 
-players , who carried their parts -.well. 

It was an ' ultra- fashionable -audience- that 

^greeted; the ; opening ^'performance. ;:The patrons 

were entirasiastie to a degree and -insisted upon 

a speech from Pierre Berton, who does not speak 

on was forced t* make a few 

remarks which, jjrhough the audience ,nnder- 

:,; stood- not a- word of them were greeted with the 

wildest applause. The recetpts of the initial 

performance were given to the Baltimore & Ohio 

.-Railroad A'tbletlc Association, and quite a large 

sum was realized. 

: This week Miss Harned and her company go 
into the Xnickernocker Tbeajtxe, New York City. 

Some good matrons of 'Montreal. Canada, re- 
fused to lend their patronage to a charity mat- 
inee unless an act of The Labyrinth, which they 
considered objectionable on the grounds of mo- 
rality, -was withdrawn. 

Miss Olga Nethereole, npt wishing to compro- 
mise the prospective success of the affair, 
yielded, and in place of the expurgated act, 
substituted some recitations. 

The situations of The Labyrinth were condoned 
in Chicago where Richard Mansfield's Don Carlos 
was subjected to the condemnation of the clergy. 

But Don Carlos was criticised on denomina- 
tional grounds, while The Labyrinth was char- 
acterized as immoral. 

We have had several instances of such criti- 
cism of late: Mrs. "Warren's 'Profession was 
suppressed in New -Haven, Conn, and later in 
New York. 

The Clansman was made the butt of caustic 
excoriation from the pulpit of one' of* the lead- 
ins churches in Atlanta, Ga ., while other pro- 
ductions, depicting historical or mythical scenes 
of other ages of moral viewpoint have come In 
for their share of discussion. - . 

There seems, however, to be a difference in 
the point of view even across the borderline 
between the United States and Canada. It is 
not probable that American audiences will find 
anything objectionable in The Labyrinth. 

Miss Nethersole is to be congratulated upon 
her acceptance of the conditions as she found 
them. Argument would have availed her noth- 
ing. She could not have maintained the moral- 
ity of her play against the opinion of the co-op- 



Requirements For Ae- 
rial Navigation. 

Well Known Inventor Discusses This 

Question On Its Technical Merits— 

From the Advertising Kite to 

The Airship. 

One of the most substantial personal successes of the season, in Chicago theatricals has 
been that of Edward B. Haas, the young leading man of the People's Stock Co., and 
an excellent photograph of whom appears above. Mr. Haas is one of the busiest men In th£ 
Windy City, for in addition to regular duties at the stock house he assists the French Club 
in the staging of a number of classice. He is a man of sterling worth, and has the sin- 
cere endorsement of both the public and the press. In speaking of Mr. Haas' work in The 
Lost Paradise, recently produced at the People's Theatre, James O'Donnell Bennett, .the 
eminent dramatic authority of the Chicago Record-Herald, had among other things, > the 
following to say: "Mr. Hass gave an intensely sympathetic reading of the part. He has a 
fine voice, much sincerity, and carried off the resounding climaxes of the play admirably." 

By Bilas J, Conyne. 

During the past eight years, which I devoted 
to the making and flying of kites for aerial ad- 
vertising purposes, an idea leading toward aerial 
flight has been uppermost in my mind, and 1 
have been carrying out experiments 'along that 
line while engaged in my aerial advertising 
duties, using my aeroplanes (kites) in different 

I have made aeroplanes as large as 14 feet, 
with 160 square feet of surface, and have had 
combinations of my kites in the air with an 
aggregate surface of 37o square feet, and 
have made practical tests of their pulling and 
lifting power. I have studied every point and 
every possible defect. I find an aeroplane of 
my construction, under the best conditions, will 
lift over four ounces per Bquare foot of sur- 
face in a twenty mile wind—that it will lift 
over forty pounds of -sand in the air. 1 find 
that a number ot s small ones in a group, with 
the same number of -square feet, will lift even 
more than the big one. 

- After obtaining this knowledge as to the 
velocity of -wind required to lift .four ounces 
per square foot of surface, the next, proposition 
to be solved is how to arrange, the surface in 
the best possible .manner. If ah aeroplane of 
1€0 square feet of surface will lift 40 pounds in 
a twenty mile wind, 1 take' it tnat five times 
that surface will lift- five times as much, or S00 
square feet will lift a weight of 200 pounds. 

The construction of an aeroplane of 800 square 
feet must weigh no more than 1%. ounce per 
square foot of surface, or about 65 pounds. It 
must be strong' with no weak points and pre- 
senting the", least wind resistance. 

I am now working on .the construction of a 
great strong frame that will hold 24 five-foot 
aeroplanes in the proper position This frame, 
or net work, of frames, in all will be 22 feet 
wide, 12 feet long and 6 feet high. I believe 
that it is a great advantage to use a large num- 
ber of separate aeroplanes as^ compared to a 
large one. . If one of the smaller ones should get 
out of order, there would be only a slight change 
in the center of gravity, where with one big 
one the breaking of even a guy-line would be 
very dangerous. 

In the construction of this frame queer rules 
have to be followed as to the construction of the 
braces. The amount of strength of. each brace 
must be . known and the position that , it will 
have to the wind must ne taken into" considera- 
tion — if it lies toward the wind .it may be 
made of light wood, such as spruce, but in case 
of a brace that will lie crosswise to the wind, 
it must be of strong wood, such as hickory, 
rounded and smooth : as , glass, so as to offer the 
least resistance to the wind. 

Here are some facts as to the pressure of - the 
wind per square foot at different velocities 
which may -prove . useful and valuable to many 
readers of The Billboard, including aeronauts and 
superintendents of circus canvas: The wind 
at 14 mileB per hour has a pressure of one pound 
per square foot; at 28 miles, 41 pounds, and so 
on. To find the pressure per square foot at any 
velocity divide the velocity of the wind by 14 
and square the product; this will - equal the 
pressure per square foot In pounds. For ex- 
ample, the pressure of the wind blowing at 70 
miles: an hour per square foot: ^Fourteen into 
seventy, five ; five times five equals twenty-five 
five pounds. 

It Is easy to perceive what Is to be done In 
the construction of an aeroplane; it must be 
light enough to do the work in a wind of about 
10 miles an hour, and at the same time to be 
strong enough to stand the pressure of at least 
six or eight pounds per square foot. 

I confidently expect to be able to make ascen- 
sions with my compound aeroplanes dally inside 
of six months 

•Pedro, a half -breed....... .James Callahan 

Carlos. In Sancho's employ ...J. J. Doyle 

Corporal of the Guard. ..... Howard Norris 

Orderly.. . ....... ..... .... . . .A. Pringle 

Dolly ........ -.'.■; .... . . . : . . ..i .-. .By Herself 

Macita. .... . . . . — ... ...... . .Lottie Briscoe - 

Mrs. Helen Douglas — ....Helen Strickland 

Nora Flynn... Flora Snyder 

Lucy ..;................-........ .Mary Lea 

The story of Lieut. Dick is laid In Ft. Russell, 
near Cheyenne, Wyo. There Is plenty of melo- 
drama of the lurid kind in the new piece, though 
the action does not go to extremes. An un- 
faithful wife, a scheming captain, a military 
villain ; and other strenuous . characters of west- 
ern life are brought out prominently In the story 
which is well told. 

Robert Conness, of course, came in for lots 
of applanse. and he was not undeserving. He 
played the title part well. Helen Strickland 
was good as the guilty wife. Lottie Briscoe, 
Hugh Cameron and Seymour stratton were well 
cast in important roles. Mr. Webster was well 
received in the role of Sergeant Jones. 

Lieut. Dick made a hit at the Murray Hill 
and will undoubtedly prove one of the season's 
melodramatic hits. 


Ferguson and Mack write from Johannesburg, 
S. A., under date of Oct. S3, as follows: "We 
opened here at the Empire Palace of Varieties 
last Monday and scored a <big success. We re- 
main here for six weeks and then to Cape Town 
for the same length of time. We expect to be 
tack in the states about March." 

erative society of women. The charity matinee 
was a success, whereas if she had held out it 
might, and undoubtedly would, have been a fail- 
ure. . — ■ — . ^^— — ^^ 


A case In which performers and managers 
throughout the country will be interested be- 
cause of its -character, is now -before the Apel- 
late Term of the Supreme Court of New York. 

The" decision will cover not only the case 
In point, but it will decide whether or not 
performances may be lawfully given in New 
York on Sunday. 

The action is that of Frederick Hallem, a 
performer, against Thompson and Dundy, as 
managers of the Colonial Musical Hall in New 
York City. Hallem alleges breach of contract, 
and claims damages in the amount of $£90. 

Thompson and Dundy claim that the contract 
is void because In It Hallam agreed" to per- 
form on Sunday, which is contrary to the stat- 
utes of the state. 

The case was first heard in the Municipal 
Court, where a verdict was rendered in Hal- 
lem's favor. 

Thompson and Dundy transferred control of 
the Colonial to Percy Williams several months 


Leander S. Sire, the well-known theatrical 
manager of New York, last week filed a peti- 
tion in bankruptcy, asking that he be adjudged 
a bankrupt. Casper Buellesbach. Simon Bucb 
and John Grayburst joined him in the petition as 


Sam. Bary, recently general manager of the 
Thomas Barrasford tour, has opened a music 
hall in Wakefield which marks the first link in 
a chain . of such amusement institutions under 
his control. 

Mr. Bary is also conducting a theatrical ex- 
change and booking agency at 10 Leicester 
Place, London, W. C. 

By bis admiring* friends Mr. Bary is con- 
sidered the, most able man in the music hall 
business ' in London. For seventeen years be 
was connected with Sam Hague's Minstrels, 
in which he got the experience that so well 
fitted him for his present position as a power 
in the London theatrical field. 

Performers contemplating a visit to England 
might do well to send their photos, and other 
press material, to Mr. Bary In advance. 


Mile. Lonbet, a loop the loop rider, was pain- 
fully, though not seriously injured at Hommer- 
stein's Victoria Theatre, New York, Nov. 20. 

Miss Lonbet, in performing the. feat, lies face 
down on a low truck and compasses a loop 
device which combines also the features of a 

On the day of the accident she had completed 
the revolutions successfully when her feet 
slipped from their support, and her legs were 
bruised and torn In a way that caused her to 
faint before she could be carried from the 

After the wounds were dressed, and she had 
had a few hour's rest, she returned pluckily to 
the theatre for the evening performance. 

DECEMBER. 2,1905. 

Tlie Billboard 


Greets Buffalo Bill's 
Wild West. 

Southern France Shows Some Unex- 
pected Vicissitudes of Climate — 
A Few Statistics of Surpass 
ing Interest. 

Southern France, the "Land of Perpetual Sun- 
shine." would be a huge Joke with the Buffalo 
Bill Wild West were it not so ironical. Since 
leaving Bordeaux we have had almost continuous 
cold weather with an occasional pleasant day. 
-Notwithstanding. -.this disadvantage business was 
uniformly good. 

Monday, Oct. 23, we were on the Mediterra- 
nean, shores at Cette, the most unhospltable place 
I ever visited In my twenty-seven years of 
travel. The show ousiness In this section re- 
minds me of my early days In America when the 
tonglis of a city took the advent of a circus as 
an intrusion, and would attack the people for no 
other reason than that they were strangers. 

Cette has a population of 33,000 and is a 
first-class fortress. The "hooligan" element. 
which Is very strong all through Southern 
France, is here above the average. The natives 
have no regard for law or order. Their fa- 
vorite diversion was throwing stones at our 
drivers. They became so troublesome that we 
were forced to charge them with mounted po- 
lice. This settled them and they took to the 
woods. The newspapers, however, vere reas- 
onable and justified our acts, one of them even 
declaring that we should have charged upon 
them sooner than we did. 

At Montpelier, 2S-26. we also had trouble 
with the same class of people. At Alals, 26, 
the ticket wagons had to be escorted to the de- 
pot with detatchments of our cavalry. 

Oct. 2T-28 found ns in the ancient city of 
Mems, rich in Roman antiquities. Here sev- 
eral members of the "Wild "West had their photos 
taken In the old Soman Arena, which is almost 
as ancient as the Coliseum at Borne, and is 
built .on the same lines. Avignon, 28, is another 
old Roman town, much visited by tourists. At 
this place H. H. Gunning. Bert Con, Harry 
Moore and others of the advance force, joined 
us and reminded ns that the tour was nearly 

A i ^ rles - 30, thc road to the lo t "'as lined 
on both sides with ancient stone coffins. The 
"I?,?". at . tWs P' ace w as built 400 B. C, and 1b 
still In fair state of preservation. Bull fights 
are still held here. -»«■•- 

On Kov. i we arrived at Marseilles, where 
™.i ° c I 2 - ™«*lng- a season of thirty-two 
weeks. Saturday and Sunday a tempest raged 
-1 aa X an . a no Performance was given on the 
pth. Tliis was a big loss to the show, as Sunday 
r™£j ^.^rap 3 thousands of people were dls- 
appointed. But Col. Cody and Manager Hutch- 
£r°JL W ;£ e .i Wisc In not 8 Ivln « a performance 
.%}.„ I5 d wa ? so ""ere ">at seat planks were 
JS?2 , i. b J? w ? '"to the arena and the canvas 
SS S=^ i 'y torn t° at onr "serve tent, that of 
Pi»» "£■ , a ? to J? e . put Bp - Thanks to "Jake" 
ill L? n £ Ms * efficient working force the top 
did not blow down the next day. 
j,f v -| yas Atterta Hutchinson's first birth- 
d m ^^e Ma a reception fr<Mn x nnt „ 2 . 30 

souvenir, ,„i ♦I' 6 ]ad J re< *ived many handsome 
souvenirs and the good wishes of the entire com- 

SDMrp? a !L Ja f t .i < L celTed » "P" 4 ' "»"* Charles 
at £.rr. '"^""lorae driver, who was Injured 

wne wk £ ct ;„v 17 ' P aeaa - Jac< * Pose y na " 

S»L» ck to take Charge of the remains. Mr. 
Spencer was about thirty years of are and 
believe, was a native of Columbus. Ohio? " 

Marseilles. France. Nov. T. 190R YRAMDS " 

DUnaiO ttJIII Wild *W«»fif mnt.1 nan Bnn _ *_*,._ 


It Is announced that the Shuberts have ar- 
ranged with Robert Grau to supply vaudeville 
J '*.,?*. thelr nous es "hen the boards can not 
"U, . d by tbelr ovrn or allied attractions. 

This announcement will temporarily set to 
rest many minds that have been worrying about 
how the Independent people would fill in an 
entire season with their apparently limited num- 
ber of attractions. However. It is not very prob- 
able that the Shuberts have or will make such 
an agreement with Robert Grau or any other 
vaudeville agency. The Independent people do 
not seem in a position to antagonize the vaude- 
ville Interests. 

By- playing vaudeville in their houses the 
independent people will enter in competition 
with the Orpheum Circuit. Max Anderson, o' 
the Orpheum Circuit, and his Cincinnati asso- 
ciate, H. M. Ziegler, are understood to be 
financially Interested In the building of some- 
thing like nineteen new theatres for the Shuhert 
Brothers. Surely Mr. Anderson would not suf- 
fer such antagonism for a moment, nor would 
the Independent people attempt to bring about 
such antagonism. 


Lee Shubert announces that the following play- 
ers will support Peter if. Dailey in The Press 
Agent: Kate Condon, Edna Aug, Frank Law- 
lor, Bertram Wallace, Theodore Friebus and 
Hall and Rochester. 



On The One Night Stands of Pennsylvania 

Eva Tanquay Breaking Some Records and Making Some Others With The 
Sambo Girl— Gossip of Houses and Shows in The Western Portion 
of The Keystone State. 


The rumor recently circulated throughout the 
east to the effect that Tony Lubelskl had sev- 
ered connections with his theatrical enterprises. 
is entirely unfounded. air. Lubelskl Is still 
the general manager of Fischer's Theatre, San 
Francisco, and also- retains all his other va- 
rious theatrical enterprises. Tony Is very much 
alive, and wants his friends to know that he 
is still in the ring. He is president of the 
Novelty Theatre, Oakland, Cal., and of the 
Grand at Reno. Nev™ and In concert with his 
associates, Paul Friedman and Henry Caben, 
he contemplates the establishment of other 
houses. He is also assistant manager of the 
Affiliated Western Circuit, which has offers in 
the Columbian Building, 91G Market street, San 
Francisco, Cal. ~- 

HE show business Is fine in western 
Pennsylvania. From every side come 
reports of record-breaking business. 
The Beauty and the (Beast, a big 
show for such towns as Latrobe, Du- 
Bois and Connellsville, hns been doing a splen- 
did business all along the line. Eva Tangnay 
In The Sambo Girl drew a $1,0S0 house at Con- 
nellsville recently. The house manager bought 
the show for $6001 Stetson's Uncle Tom has 
fallen Into some soft snaps. The biggest busi- 
ness on the day yet this season was at Al- 
toona, where the gross receipts were about $800. 
The Missouri Girl did nearly $500 at Latrobe, 
Nov. 11, and at 'Philipsburg the police stopped 
the sale of tickets. 

Miss Bob White is going into some very small 
towns and doing from $400 up. The company 
got the first $400 at Leecbbnrg, Nov. 21, when 
it did $418.50 gross.- This is the record at 
Leechburg. John <W. Vogel's Minstrels opened 
the house to $316. MoKeesportifis playing at- 
tractions for three nights and giving them a 
nice business. The Pittsburg houses are forced 
to put the orchestra under the stage'every night. 
Here and there a show is not getting'money, but 
If an attraction. has' any merit at'-all it-is pack- 
ing the houses three or four nights each week. 
William A. McShaffrey, who recently leased 
the Three Towns Theatre at Brownsville, Pa., 
and is playing attractions there for the first 
time in over two years, is also the manager of 
three ten and twenty cent vaudeville theatres 
located at Monessen. Donora and Lncyvllle. 
The performance consists of a couple of *"turns" 
and moving pictures, and these' store theatres 
have been open ten weeks to paying business. 
Mr. McShaffrey is trying - to secure a location 
in Uniontown, and if he succeeds will offer halt 
a dozen acts along with pictures in the bigger 
towns. *- ,...., _ 

Miss Helen Myrtle, of the: Sandy -Bottom Com- 
pany, recently lost a valuable watch in Connells- 

vllle and thinks it was stolen In -the hotel. 
t> J- , Henry " Blce recently Joined the Eastern A 
Royal Slave as agent, and Col. C. W. Roberts 
has been transferred to that company as man- 
ager. The Slave is a wonderful repeater and 
is doing Wg everywhere. Gordon & Bennett are 
hooking ten attractions for next season. 

The new theatre being erected at Tarentnm, 
Pa., will not be ready, to open for several weeks. 
The house at New Kensington will run just the 
same when the Tarentnm house Is opened. There 
is a large drawing population aronnd the two 
towns and there is no reason why both thea- 
tres should not be well patronized. 

The opera house at Belle Vernon, Pa., has 
been condemned, and the town is without a the- 

Hubert Labodie's (Faust is making the smaller 
towns through this section with fair business. 
The company Is said to be an unusually strong ' 

<3onld & Freed's Nettie the Newsgirl is doing 
splendid business all along the line. Thetltle 
Is proving to have, wonderful drawing powers. 
The one-night stand time was booked late and 
the company has i some lawful ^ jumps, but -in 
spite , of this -extra /expense ;: is doing: nicely. , 
-.Jack/ Champion i tome talent 

production at Leechburg, Pa. He Is organizing 
a company :to open Jan. 1. / 

A letter from the Uttle Johnny Jones Co. 
No. 2 tells of a switch in their plans, and 
the company will not go to the coast af ter all. 
BusineBS with, them continues to he - phenome- 

Dan Darleign,- in Old > SI. Stebbihs, is doing 
nicely. The show is under the management of 
C. P. Gllmore. of Oswego, N. Y., and its suc- 
cess proves that all Darlelgh needed in the 
past was good management. There Is no ques- 
tion but that he Is the, cleverest Tankee come- 
dian in the one-night stands. 

E. E. ifBKEDrTH: ' 


The Victor Graves Stock Co. opens Jts sea- 
son Dec. 18 with an elaborate production of the 
musical melodrama, Davy .Crockett, featuring 
the young southern actor, Adger A.- Wall. In the 
company will appear May Wilson, Grace C. 
Nell. Mrs. Alice Whiting, Bert Howard, Thos. 
L. Seay, Billy Jones, Arthur LaRush, Frank 
Moss, Vince Brown, Kittle- Brown, - Grade 
Vaughn, Pearl Rogers Annie DeCris, Lillian 
Woodruff. Jennie Whiting. Ella Whitney and 
Verna Martin. Besides Prof. Thompson's Band 
there will be two big vaudeville acts. 



eXg°statis., W,ld n^at**"^ s^ne^inS 

It setV^w? S? 1Ie ? P om the Tonte oook- 
traveled 13^ ™?, e „ 1, *> ma "0'> that the show 
miles in laSTo™)?? 8 'S 1 * reason against 10,721 
m 1802: £&«•*&■•»■ *BJ»3? W-030. miles 

laarj- aV«4o _,t """"a •" -iiaa»: -i*.uh« miles 
l»00^1i m iaf"* 8 . ta . ISpl: U.6« miles In 

The seSo^^a 1 ^ 1 ^' 5 Dd 1084 mUe « ln 18 3 - 
ISO In low? ^g te ^ ^SJ 1 ^ thls y e « "Kims* 
i«n. . i^ , '.S 5 ln 1903 : 201 in 1002: 211 ln 

«A ia?s 1 ?n 1 l1^. ll9S ta 1805: » ln 1SM ' 
Europe araTns? 1 ^ ."^oS?" 138 tt,s *« s o n !■> 

■A!^ "iTikd^n 1 ^ 8661 131 ta 1SB *-- 

In JW! T,**fJS*" alltl » were given: 310 

332 in isS;. 8 ^ 11 ; 1 *Si 34 » '"» 1S98: 320 in 1897 
performances iflias 1880 ' m ln I8W ' nna 372 

'aft X S eason"i a . n „ Ce , S 9 a5 CT ?„ los , t thls «««"•: ™™ 
1 In 19m°T^„ 1, iJ5 03 : 19 in 1902; 14 in 1801; 

Since iaffl7i,'..u° a004 ' and m "" ! ia 1»03. 
121 7<w „1??. tte ^ how has traveled a total of 
irol/na Seworld. m °* t ^ Umes tne d ' 8?an " 


Now Director General 

Of The Circus Beautiful, Which Will 
Go Out Enlarged and Improved. 


J»""dellvered m to M«i!^ i° 'melodramas, has 
drama InVa -Sir Z, MartIn J- Dixon a new melo- 
Nfel Mr "nixi", P T n ' eDt i tled New Xotk "y 
«K?r Rosenhprl i- «"i3»nction with Man- 

m<v «™ the uf'tJt,,™*^ 1111 " to Produce the 
in* of Dec 4 li»„ Th r! Itre '. Ne ?i York Cit T- 
•o.„ery. 4- ,08e Ph Physolc wiU paint the 

l^"' t l ue^ a a r d!„| t0 ° Ie ' 8 na BlanChe I * ,Sh,0n WU1 

William Sells, formerly of the Sells & Downs 
Shows, will next season be the director general 
of the Ploto Shows. Mr. Sells has taken an 
interest ln the Circus Beantiful and will bring 
into it his long and successful experience, which 
extends from his boyhood days until last sea- 

The successor to C. N. Thompson had for 
several weeks been a matter of much discus- 
sion among showmen. As it was hinted that 
Mr. Sells would establish a circus of his own 
his name was never mentioned as a probable 
manager for the Floto organization, though 
his capacity and fitness for such a position 
would never have been questioned. 

This acquisition has brought renewed energy 
to the young giant of the west, and when the 
show leaves its palatial quarters in Denver 
next spring, it will be one of the most ele- 
gant efforts of arenic attainments. There will 
be a parade as in the past, except that It will 
be larger and better, and Mr. Sells promises 
that the performance will rank with any to the 

Congratulations are due Otto Floto and his 
wide-awake associates. 

Before sailing for London last week on the 
Baltic. Henry Arthur Jones, -the well-known 
English playwright, delivered himself, of a 
few felicitous remarks that should be considered 
very seriously iby Americans, and especially 
those who think - the drama in America has 
"literally goneito the dogs." The distinguished 
Englishman said he saw in America excellent 
prospects for a national theatre, which he was 
sorry did not exist in his native country. :'^We 
are ruled by tomfoolery In old England," -he 

Coming from Mr.- Jones, this assertion car- 
ries much weight. Certainly as far as the En- 
glish side of it is concerned no one has a better 
chance for observation than he. On the other 
side, he has been in all our large cities east 
of and including Cincinnati, and besides being 
a very pleasant gentleman is a strict observer 
of theatrical conditions. It must be concluded 
that he spoke with some degree of authority, at 
least regarding the American situation. 

Mr Jones is rehearsing a company that will 
produce his latest play .The Heroic Mr. Stnbhs 
at Terry's Theatre, London, next spring. 


Manager Phlllion of the Unique Theatre. Ak- 
ron, Ohio, closed that theatre as a vaudeville 
house Saturday, Nov. 11, and after a week's 
Intermission for repairs opened it with melo- 
drama. Some good companies have been booked, 
and Manager Phlllion believes the change will 
be appreciated. 


Alice Alva, whose portrait appears elsewhere 
In this issue as "the lady with the clarionet," 
Is a novelty musical artist of rare ability. She 
has been before the public since she was ten 
years of age, when she became soloist for one 
of the leading band organizations. She was 
soloist for the late P. J. Gilmore's hand and 
since that time has been connected with nearly 
all of the leading male and female bands and 
orchestras. : 

Miss Alva is now. meeting with success in vau- 
deville. Her services are in demand. She has 
made a number of foreign tours, including South 
America, Cuba and all the countries of Europe, 
and she uses in her act a number of curious 
musical instruments gathered from all parts of 
the globe. 


Dean Marjorle Bowman of the School of Na- 
ture, at The Points, Mt. Sunapee, N. H., in a 
letter to The Billboard, appeals to the profes- 
sion not to forget the orphans at her school 
Christmas time. The School of Nature is for 
the tots of the stage and children of actors 
and actresses are given board and schooling 
free of charge. The children are always glad 
to receive remembrances from the profession 
and all such gifts are promptly acknowledged 
by the dean. -- 

Much discussion is going on In ilonongahela. 
Pa., just now. regarding Jim Crow; sears at the - 
First National Opera House. It appears that a 
few of the colored patrons of that house have 
publicly jumped on Manager Willoughby be- 
cause he insisted- upon selling seats to colored 
people that they might all sit together darting 
the performance. 

One colored lady recently contributed to the 
daily paper of that city a letter to the manager, 
stockholders and directors of the First National 
calling upon them for fair play and asking 
that the Jim Crow rule be abolished. In sup- 
port of her contention she insisted* that ["the 
colored : people -dress aslnicely.,* behave aa well 
and cause not half the trouble the white pa- 
trons do," and further that "none of ourcolored 
patrons have ever caused an actor to speak to 
them from the stage, nor have the police ever 
bad to eject one for causing any disturbance in 

When seen by a Billboard representative. Man- 
ager Willoughby denied that the Jim Crow rule 
existed at his theatre. He said, however, that 
he had and Intended to' continue as had -bis 
predecessors in the manner of allotting to the 
colored people adjoining seats. For instance, 
if one colored gentleman buys a seat In row C 
of the orchestra. Manager Willoughby Insists 
that the rest of his. colored patrons buy seats 
also in row "C. If at the next performanase - the 
first colored patron chances to buy. a seat in the 
balcony, then the others of his race must follow" 
suit and likewise sit in the balcony. 

Right here Is where the hitch appears to come 
In. Manager Willougirby happens to have upon 
the boards a "bouncing musical comedy, and the 
first patron chances to he a little near-sighted 
or deaf or possesses a peculiar desire to sit 
In the, bald-headed row, some of the matrons and 
dignified grandpas might feel abashed by such 
close proximity to the undraped Ilngre of the 
front row. Or if the colored person happened 
to purchase the first seat In the rear, some might 
object to being obliged to view the performance 
from a distance, and the unsatisfied ones might 
remain away from the theatre altogether. It 
looks like the Jim Crow rule might be used to 
good advantage , 


Henry Clay Barnabee opened his season in 
Cloverdell. the new musical satire by Tilton 
Richardson, Wednesday evening, Nov. 82. at the 
German Theatre, South Framingham, Mass. A 
large audience greeted the comedian with rounds 
of applause. His impersonation of the part of 
Hon. Je fferson Jackson Clover, secretary of the 
Department -of Agriculture, was truly charac- 
teristic of the veteran actor. The supporting 
company is said to be excellent. 

Cloverdell Is programmed as a "truly rural 
opera." It is a satire on Washington political 
life, on scientific farming and rural simplicity. 
George Lowell Tracy wrote the music and 
D. K. Stevens contributed the lyrics. 

Class. F. Atkinson has charge of . the produc- 
tion. ,;,.;-:-- 


Helen McGregor, whose portrayal of Don Le- 
land was the hit of As Ye Sow, died In -Boston. 
Mass.. Nov. 82.. from the effects? "-of an a»en- 
tion for deafness. Miss McGregor's home was 
in Rochester. N. T. --..;.. 


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DECEMBER 2, 1905. 


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The Seattle Florists' Association held their 
first Annual Chrysanthemum Show Not. 15-18. 
;, Wagner's Orchestra furnished excellent music 
and the show was a grand success. 

Messrs. Sullivan and Considine, proprietors of 
the Star Theatre, gave a benefit tor the Russian 
'Hebrews; afternoon of 17tb. 

The 'Royal Italian Band, at the" Star last 
week, ; . proved an immense drawing card, as 
ithey played all week to absolute capacity. 

an P. Howe, 'formerly manager of the Se- 
Cattle?! Theatre, retarned from New York last 
week, where he closed a five-year contract with 
MessrawFisk; Belasco andShubert to act as their 
Pacific ca«s- presentatlve. Mr. Howe's con- 
tract;; requires^ Mm to* have ; theatres ready in 
Seattle and Vancouver by Sept. 1. 1906. 

John. F. Cordray. the veteran Portland The- 
atricals manager: who first started polite vaude- 
ville in that city, will assume charge of the 
two Considine and Sullivan houses In Spo- 
k*.ue on Heir completion. 

Mto Burothy Grey, leading lady of A Human 
;;Slave Company; at: the Third Avenue Theatre 
; -this -week; lias -a; role which fits her splendidly. 
She Is a beautiful and talented actress. 
The Bounding Cordons, at the Star last week, 
:-'I*>by:>;fac the best act: of the kind ever seen 
in:, Seattle., and the- management are to be con- 
Igratulated upon securing such high-clsss spe- 
cialties. LEM A. SHOBTBIIDWE. 


Mr. O. X>.. Woodward, of the Woodward & Bur- 

■;; gess ^Amusement Co., was in Omaha the past 

week.j>Mr. Woodward is well pleased with the 

^success of the; Woodward Stock Co. at The Bur- 

;wood;;\ : 

Heir to the Hoorah, a new attraction for this 
city; , proved^ to be the very best attraction of 
Its kind seen here for many, a day. The com- 
pany, headed by Guy Bates, was an excellent 
one. - and : should they visit our city again they 
.^m: -draw.:: the audiences they; deserve. 

. Miss Gerke, an Omaha girl and a graduate 
of the Boyd School of Acting, Joined When 
Johnny Comes Marching Home recently, and 
- made' her first , appearance In "her: borne city. 

Mrs. W; T. Carlton has arrived from New 
York and: joined her husband in 'this city. She 
will spend the winter months with, him In Cal- 
ifornia and Florida, where the Johnny Comes 
Marching Home Co.; will be-; en tour. 

Business has been great at the Krug's week 
of 12. Way Down Bast and The Smart Set 
did capacity business at: •■ this bouse, during their 
engagement.: * ;>::: 

Pupils of the Boyd Theatrical School of Act- 
ing gave their first public entertainment for 
the season on the 16th, presenting four clever 
little plays. Miss Fitch may well be proud of 
her students. Mr. Dletrick and Geo. Phelps were 
excellent lit their respective parts and received' 
much praise: from the large audiences. Many 
of the former students of this school are now 
holding 'good positions .with traveling . com- 
panies. H. J. ROOT. 


; Schenley and Highland Parks were again In 
evidence Sunday* as- the weather was of the ideal 

:;-'order, and the Chrysanthemum Show at Schenley 
"was observing, its final day of existence for the 
year;" while at Highland the Zoo was the at- 
, ition. 

Owing to an unfortunate, break In the cable 
'which furnishes the electric light at the Belasco 
Theatre, two acts of Mrs. Carter's Adrea were 
given under trying and difficult conditions Thnrs- 
'■iss jaEgkt. Tie break happened shortly after 
the curtain bad gone up on the first act, and it 
was only through the glare of the red (danger) 

- lights and an improvised set of footlights (gas) 
fast the play continued through -the second act. 
The "audience.; took -matters, good natured, and 
tUy-enjoyed-the- last act under normal condi- 
iUs&i. i Sally Leader prints a column this 
week to the effect that vaudeville will be put 
pi S3. £i« Belasco to" flu In some unbooked time, 
piboweve'r,. is" emphatically denied by Man- 
age? Sanrmis. 

factions of the highest order seem to be 
the propers-thing here now. Mrs. Carter at the 
Belasco, Miss ' Barrymore at the Nixon, ' and 

ttfiffifiwirigSithesey we -are -to have Jefferson De- 
-Angelis: at the-Belasco and Savage's Grand Opera 
.st Ifeft .Nixon.: -Pittsburg is nndonbtedly one of 
fine Tiest aa'oiW* towns in this country, and with 
«ES*I attractions good business Is invariably the 
ml*. It is estimated that the phenomenal busi- 

.C4?j£^ of over $75,000 was done at the seven re- 

^specttve': - theatres: last week, and from present 

-outlook this week will go it a. few better. 
Mrs. Temple's Telegram Is a Belasco offer- 

. Ing of December. - 

Mr. -Nixon, owner of the Nixon Theatre, is 

.'expected Irs the city this "week.- Mr. Nixon- 
NlrdUnger is here looking after bis offering at 
tbe AIvin(The Office -Boy), and will visit his 
other attractions. Bob White and Simple Simon 

v Simple, 'which are playing in this neighborhood. 
LOCK L. KAUFMAN. 402-403 Penn BIdg. 


The special performance given by Olga Neth- 
ersole last week in aid of the (London poor netted 
the. nice sum of $1,300 dollars. Miss Nethersole 
and her company left one act of - The Laby- 
rinth out. She : also appeared in the balcony 
scene from Komeo & Juliet." Performers from 
other houses also took part. The Daughters of 
the Empire, an organization of society ladles, 
were also interested in the affair. 

Music lovers are having a rare treat In 
one week of good opera, given by Henry W. Sav- 
age's superb company at the Princess. Owing 
to the demand for seats an extra matinee had to 
be given of Valkyrie. 

At the Grand ILevander De Cordova scored 
strongly with his oriental melodrama. The 
Shadow Behind the Throne. 

Cole and Johnson and the Five Puescoff's at 
Shea's were big winners. 

Joseph Stanhouse and Christine Prince were 
well received in The Eye Witness at the Ma- 

At the Star Jack Magee and Frank Murphy 
scored with the Yankee Doodle Girls. 

Mr. Frank IDissette. the popular youngmanager 
of the Empress Hotel, keeps The Billboard on 
file, and this up-to-date hotel has a large num- 
ber of the theatrical profession appearing here 
stopping there each week. 



The benefit to be given in behalf of the widow 
and family of the late A. M. Palmer by the New 
York Theatrical Managers' Association. Dec. S, 
has assumed big proportions. The bill will in- 
clude four new one-act plays, chief among which 

Is gradually growing less. "Curly" Lynch, the 
fly man, has taken unto himself a wife. 
"Husky" Delaney and "Marty" Meyers are the 
only single ones left, and they have Manager 
Fitzgerald guessing. 

The new theatre soon to be erected 
in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been leased to the 
Bhuborts of New York City. This, with Jake 
Wells' new house, will give Chattanooga three 

The Mahoning Street Opera House, 

Punxsutawney, Pa., will close Nov. 22, and It 
will possibly be converted Into a skating rink 
or dancing hall. 

"Work is being pushed rapidly upon 
the new theatre being erected at Boulder. Col., 
■by the Curran people. It will open in the 

The opera house at Bricevllle, Term., 
has been remodeled throughout, and is under 
the management of Godby Brothers. 

R. E. Peterson, stage manager of 
the Electric Theatre, Waterloo, la., has been 
succeeded by Claude Brinkerhoff. 

A. B: Seelye, owner and manager of 
the Seelye Theatre. Abilene, Kan., Is building 
a beautiful $50,000 residence. 

The Shuberts have obtained control 

of the Majestic Theatre in San Francisco and 
the Liberty in Oakland. 

New scenery has been installed in 
the opera house at Statesboro. Ga. 

The new theatre at Eufalla, Ala., will 
will not be completed this season. 


The Bernsteins, Mac and Ruth, refined singers and dancers, are duplicating their success 
of last season in the middle west. Managers and the press vouch for It that the act Is one of 
the beat before the public. Miss Ruth Is conceded to be one of the most talented young 
misses in vaudvilie. Their new double buck finish Is bringing them unbounded praise, and 
when the go east they will surely be welcomed with an ovation. 

will be The Ninth .Waltz, by R. C Carton. 
Among those who have volunteered to appear in 
the new selections are William fFaversham, De 
WoK Hopper, William Collier, Virginia Harned. 
Viola Allen, Fay Davis. Olga Nethersole, Ruth 
Vincent, 'Edna May and tFraulein Abarbanell. 


Manager Francis J. O'Brien of the 
Rhode Opera House, Kenosha, Wis., and Jones- 
O'Brien Vaudeville Circuit, met with a very se- 
rious accident at. Kenosha, "Wis., Nov. 19. Mr. 
O'Brien, who is somewhat deaf had just left 
the theatre tor the hotel when he was run 
down by a team of horses, the wagon pass- 
ing over Mm and breaking his left leg. He 
was picked up and carried to his hotel where 
he Is at present resting comfortably. 

Charles Allen, of Providence, R. I., 
writes that he will have an onera bouse seat- 
ing 2,100 people inside of three months. A 
building formerly used as a church Is being 
remodeled for him. High-class dramatic and 
operatic companies will be booked. Mr. Allen 
has been out of the theatrical business since 
his theatre burned about four . years ago. 

Manager "Walter S. Whitney of the 
Lyceum Theatre, Fernandlna, Fla., is having 
his -house thoroughly remodeled. Mr Splcher Is 
arranging the inside decorations. The house 
will have a new drop curtain and the pros- 
cenium arch is to be broadened and profusely 
decorated. Work Is progressing rapidly. At- 
tractions are being booked for, tbe winter. 

Tbe force of single men back of the scenes 
at the Jacques Opera House. Watcrbury, Conn., 


Mr. and Mrs. George Iiockwood, pre- 
senting their comedy success, entitled Her An- 
niversary Present, are booked solid over the 
Kohl & Castle and Pastor circuits with a trip 
to the Coast to follow. It will be Mrs. Lock- 
wood's first trip to California, and as Mr. 
Lockwood hasn't visited bis native land for 
seventeen years, both look forward with much 
pleasant anticipation to the trip. 

Pauline de Conde, character vocal- 
ist and danseuse, will hereafter be known as 
"LaCbnda, - having Joined hands with May Wag- 
ner, acrobatic dancer formerly of the Wagner 
Sisters. They will be known as Wagner and 
LaConda, and will present a character singing 
and Parisian dancing- act. 

Frank Hagar celebrated his twenty- 
ninth birthday, Nov. 17, at Lansing. Mich. 
Blanche Edwards, Harry Splngold, Mr. and 
Mrs. IBellalr, Arthur Stone, Delia and Temple, 
Bessie Crawford, Harry Burns and D. A. Piatt, 
who played the Bijou Theatre that week, gave 
a banquet in his honor. 

Gray and Grahan, Fred and Nellie, 
en route with the Kentucky Belles Co., are 
booking for next season. Their act, entitled 
The Musical Bell Boy and The Military Maid, 
Is making a bit. Their own original Scotch 
finish is a feature. 

Holmen Brothers, the comedy bar 
artists, who returned a short time ago from 
Europe, sailed from New York, Nov. 23, for 
Havana. Cuba, where they open at the Teatro 
Paret for an eight weeks' engagement. They 
then go to Mexico City. 

■ ; Mazle Bavls.Hobbs.and.her old part- 
ner, Minnie Hoyle, have again Joined Interest, 
after a separation of five years and are pre- 
senting a very successful singing act ovr the 
northwestern circuits. They are known u 
Hobbs and Hoyle. — ;.. .. 

Sadie Hart, who has been in the hos- 
pital at Decatur, 111., has sufficiently recovered 
to go to the home of Manager Slgfried of the 
Bijou where she will remain until she Is strong 
enough to take up her work. 

Cameron and Flanagan, who opened 
on the Orpheum Circuit at Minneapolis, Minn. 
Nov. 26, write that they have been meeting 
with the best of success and that they are 
improving their act weekly. 

Tot Young writes that he has just 
finished twelve weekB in the. northwest for Sul- 
livan & Considine, and is now working In Cali- 
fornia for Archie Levy. He will come east 

McGee and Collins will return to 
vaudeville about Jan. 1. Joe B. McGee writes 
that their new sketch, entitled A Colored High- 
ball, written by Harry L. Newton, is a "knock- 

Mme. Adelaide Herrman, who claims 
to be the only lady magician, on the boards, 
Is meeting -with the best of success in vau- 
deville. Her act Is being highly praised by tue 

Binney and Chapman closed a ten 
weeks' engagement at the Alcazar Theatre, 
Denver, Col., Nov. 10, and were re-engaged to 
return after the holidays for an indefinite pe- 

Al. Massey and Ella Kramer write 
that they will remain in the west until spring, 
when they fill some good dates in eastern 
houses, including Tony Pastor's. 

The Hunting & Walters Vaudeville 
Co., have added Rube Waddell, the erratic 
pitcher of the Philadelphia American team, to 
their roster. 

Hines and Remington have been 

called to Decatur. 111., on account of the severe 
Illness of Earl Remington's father, Dr. Alli- 
son. - 

Downey and Willard were guests of 
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Orb, of the team of Orb 
and Stanley, during their engagement at Mo- 
line, HI., week of Nov. 6. 

Clifford Val Trainor writes that his 
new act is a feature. He has been booked by 
tbe Western Vaudeville Association with the 
Castle Circuit to follow 

Larry and Attila Sutton have eastern 
dates to follow at the close of their engage- 
ment over the SuUlvan & Considine Circuit. 

Chester and Chester write that they 
are booked solid until March. They are hav- 
ing a new apparatus made in Minneapolis. 

Billy Link, now doing a black-face 
monologue on the Keith Circuit, is preparing 
a new act which he will produce shortly. 

Denton and Heminger -write that 
they are meeting with much success playing 
lodges and benefits in Illinois. 

The Five Durands write that they 
are booked solid on the Lubelski Circuit and 
will not return east until spring. 

Billy Brewster opened Nov. 20 for 
a ten weeks' engagement over the Lubelski 

Harry Holman, comedian, has closed 
with Hay ward and Hay ward, and will work 

The Three Kobers sailed, Dec. 2, for 
Guatemala to be absent fifteen weeks. 

The Meredith Trio joined the Mur- 
ray & Mackey Co. Oct. 16. 


Harry Corson Clarke, pictured above, lias Just 
finished a very successful season on the Or- 
pheum Circuit, and on Jan. 1 he begins a toor 
of the Southern Circuit -for the Inter-State 
Amusement Co. In fact, Mr. ■ Clarke's time 
Is booked solid nntil May 1. Mr. Clarke ar- 
rived In Chicago one Friday afternoon and gave 
a rehearsal of his; sketch before Martin Beck, 
of the Orpheum Circuit, the following morning. 
Saturday afternoon he was booked for a twenty 
weeks' engagement over the Orpheum theatres. 
Tbe comedian has made a record In vaude- 
bill, and the big circuits are seeking him for i 
feature. * 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

Xlie Bii lboard 


This well-known clown and character imper- 
sonator entered tbe circus business in 1894 with 
the Sells Brothers Shows. Afterward he toured 
with the Great Wallace, the Singling, Sells & 
Grey and Sells & Downs Shows, and this past 
season has been a clowning feature with tbe 
John Robinson Shows. During the winter sea- 
son Mr. Sassaria appearB In vaudeville, and 
he has been billed in all the large theatres. 
Mr. Sassaria is considering a good oiler for 
next season. 


Notes from Beeson Brothers' Big 
Uncle Tom's Cabin Show: This Is our twelfth 
week in California, and we are still drawing 
heavy bouses. Our company is the only up-to- 
date Tom show that has ever played, this sec- 
tion, the members being . all eastern people. 
We are giving a performance far above the 
average artistically and financially. The roster 
Includes Al. G. Beeson. manager: Willard Bee- 
son, treasurer; Charles Damon, agent; L. H. 
Palmer, stage manager; Hugh Bobbins, band 
leader; Ernest Dalmore, orchestra leader; J. H. 
Rapier, J. V. Sterling. Paul Atherton. T. Wells, 
Perry Reed. C. H. Allen. C. J. Galando. C. E. 
Lesh, H. LeMarx. Frank Fuller, Ellie D. Pal- 
mer, Mrs. J. Rodslques, Little Inez, Miss L. 
Lakeland and Eva Wells. 

D. A. Heilman, agent for the Via 
Stock Co.. writes as follows: "We have been 
doing a good business since our opening in 
September, having to our credit six house rec- 
ords, and to our debit but one "dead one." We 
are booked solid through tbe^ east until June 1, 
and managers are asking for return dates. It 
Is Manager Via's intention" to play over the 
same territory each season In new plays. Our 
roster Is as follows: E.G. Via. owner and 
manager; D. A. Heilman, advance agent; Wal- 
ter Hill, musical director: : Chick Harvey, stage 
manager: Fred Ecker, electrician: John Walker. 
master of properties: Marie Gilmer, Murford, 
Goldle Zone. Marguerite Hardy, Mazle B. Law- 
rence, Ralph McDonald, Alfred Cobear, J. C. 
Edmunds and Carlos Tuskeep." 

Notes from -the Nevlus-Tanner Co., 
Nevius Brothers, owners and managers: We 
opened our fourth season, Nov. 20. at Palmyra, 
HI., with an entirely new repertoire of plays, 
a strong cast and four big novelty specialty 
acts. Bruce Rlnaldo has been re-engaged to 
stage all production, and to play principal parts. 
The season is booked nearly solid in the best 
time that could be had. and prospects are good 
for the best season the company has ever en- 

The roster of the 'May Stewart Co. 
is as follows: J. E. Cllne, proprietor and man- 
ager: O. w. Hoskins. representative; Wm. F. 
Pfarr, stage manager; Andley Anderson, as- 
sistant; Philip Heelan. electrician; Jno. Bar- 
rett, master of properties; May Stewart. Jane 
Sylvester. Clara Jeanklns. Grey B. Fowler, 
Thomas Murphy and Donald Burton. 

Owing to the Illness of his wife, Wm. 
v . Mong was obliged to close bis company. The 
Clay Haker, at Hamilton, O., Nov. 18. He took 
tlie members of the company to his home in 


t>vTnTierh P SP ? r burle,l '» e artists are in their 
IV "v ,' h „ wei * »° the Coast circuits, and Chas. 
oi. tiJ ■ tJ! P 01 " 4 'hem. for ten additional weeks. 
etitiJ?, ^"ich-Lubelskl Circuit. ■ Their act. 
! and ,S« ' ,S the laughing hit. on every. 

»" 1 know ^"^"l, *, hat *"*' n " e tne 6<H>1». 
°'"i Know io w to deilvef them. - *>.„' 

Chambersb'nrg, Pa., where- they will rest until 
Nov. 80, when they will play a return en- 
gagement there. 

The members of the Our Pastor Co. 
cleverly reminded Dan Sully that Nov. S was 
his birthday by presenting him with a hand- 
some loving cup at Eau Claire, Wis. He in 
turn entertained them with a splendid banquet, 
and the day was founded out with a number 
of pretty speeches. 

Perce R. Benton is among the num- 
ber that believe in advertising their company 
well. He is doing a little advance work for 
his comedians In the way of cards bearing a 
strong testimonial . from Manager W. H. Hall 
of the Geary Opera House, Geary, Okla. 
. . Sara MacDonald, author of the poem 
recently published in The Billboard, entitled 
The Actor Man, has closed an all summer and 
autumn engagement with tbe Fabio Romanl 
Co., and will spend the winter at her home in 
New York City. 

E. S. Willard was given nine curtain 
calls Nov. 11, at Syracuse, N. Y., after one 
scene of A Fool's Revenge. -The English actor 
was so well pleased that he promised to re- 
main an entire week in Syracuse on bis next 

Lottie Blair Parker's successful play, 
Under Southern Skies, has passed its 2.000th 
performance. ... On Saturday . night. Nov. 18. 
the 2,005th performance was given. 

The Denver Express Co. is turning 
them away in the south. It is said that three 
hundred - people were turned away, Nov. 14. at 
Commerce, Ga. 

Ned Nelson writes that he is in his 

sixty-first week as stage manager for A Bell 
Boy Co.. and is still playing his original nart 
of Doogan. - 

Tim Murphy will shelve A Corner in 
Coffee Jan. 1, for A Texas Steer, but will re- 
vive the Brady piece the first part of next 

A. E. Anson, whom Robert Drouet 
recently succeeded as leading man for Viola 
Allen, has returned to England to appear in 

"W. D. Reed has recovered from his 

recent severe attack of typhoid fever, and was 
able to join the Dan Sully company at Streator, 

Dan "Wabler's company Is reported to 
have stranded at Windsor Lake, Conn., Nov. 17. 

Manager Jos. E. Caven, of the Em- 
pire Theatre Co. writes that business is fair. 

The Giick Stock Co. will tour the 
southwest for the balance of the season. 

Mr. and Frs. Fred Major have ined 

the Dan Ryan company. 



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Mrs. Alice 7. Shaw, the -whistling prima donna, is known throughout the civilised world, 
having appeared extensively in America, England, France and Russia, everywhere receiving 
columns upon columns of unstinted praise for her bewitching art and fascinating gifts. Mrs. 
Shaw's stay in London was one continuous sequence of choice engagements. She whis- 
tles entirely from note, and nils It with expression that no human voice can render. Her 
work Improves with age. and her capabilities as a star whistler appear almost unlimited. 
Mrs. Shaw's repertoire Is enormous. Including classic studies, heavy and light operas, and 
the most difficult Instrumental solos and songs. At present Mrs. Shaw is appearing on the 
Coast as the topllner In all the houses in which she Is booked. 

The Royer Brothers report unsual 
success under the management of Archie Royer 
and W. F. Clark. The company will run thirty 
weeks, and expects to close with a clean sheet. 
Their tenting season opens May 10. 

Edward Jones, formerly of May's 
Opera House, PIqua, Ohio, joined the King of 
Rogues Co., Nov. 21, as advance representative 
to succeed R. G. Crawford who resigned to go 
with the Holden Brothers Co. 

Sanford Dodge has added Julius 
Caesar to his repertoire, and will alternate it 
with Damon and Pythias, which the com- 
pany bas been playing since the opening of 
the season. 

A Noble Baron, a new show, under 
the management of (Bernhardt ft Bnssler. opened 
Its season at Denver, la., last week and played 
to a capacity house. 

Manager. James Mack and Stage 
Manager Harry A. Dawson report that the 
Taming A Husband Co. Is doing good business 
in Illinois and Wisconsin. 


The cast of Gordon & Bennett's east- 
ern The Holy City Co. has been Improved by 
the following engagements: Marie de Bean as 
Salome, Leona Leigh as Herodias, David Da- 
vies as Pontius Pilate and Rosalie Belasco as 
Mary Magdalene. - 

May Buckley, recently of The Shep- 
herd King Co., bas been engaged for the part 
of The Human Fly in The War Correspondent 
In which Raymond Hitchcock will star. 

Earle Woltz has joined the Chas. 

King company as mualcal director. . 


Notes from. Hill's. Happy. .Hooligan 
Co.: We opened to capacity matinee' at the 
Columbus Theatre, Chicago, and turned people 
away at. night. Our, tenth week proves that we 
have the strongest, company ever engaged for 
this, attraction. Heretofore. Happy Hooligan has 
suffered -considerably in .the one-night stands' 
because of its being confounded so often with 

The aoove is a good likeness of L. C. Zel- 
leno. well known among vaudeville and circua- 
people as Zelleno, the Mystic. Mr. Zelleno- 
has delighted thousand of people in this coun- 
try and in the Hawaiian Islands with his high- 
class prestidigitation acts. At present he is 
en route with the John Robinson Shows, doing 
magic and clowning. Mr. Zelleno Is. literary, 
and finds time . between performances to write 

for The Billboard and other papers. In -1803 
he published the route book for the Pan-Amer- 
ican-Shows, npon which he received some very 
high compliments... Mr. Zelleno Is a member 
of the; Society of American Magicians and of 
the Honoluln aerie of Eagles. 

other so-called "HooUgan" . companies. As Mr. 
Hill has obtained an injunction against these 
companies we do not look to be bothered again- 
withthem. ; 

Jules "Hurtig and Manager George 
H. - Harris ; express themselves as being pleased* 
with the showing already made by Hurtig A 
Seamen's En fas Rastas Co.. which opened Oct." 
30. Ernest Hogan, the "unbleached American" 
is the star. ; Joseph. Pazen is looking after 
business ahead. 

Ed. O. Young, formerly of Brooks 
and *Young. has resigned as manager; of ; Gid- 
eon's A Hot Old Time Co., because of ID. 
health. He will go to Phoenix; Ariz.^for 
the winter; John, Eagan succeeds him as man- 
ager ; of - the company. 

Frank A. Smiley, of Richard Carle's- 
The Maid and The Mummy Co..- reports that by : 
the recent- death of bis grandfather In Edin- 
borougb; Scotland, he falls heir J to a consid- 
erable estate in that country. ; 

New York will; not; see The Press- 
Agent Mondays Nov.;; 27,' Vas : previously : an- : 
nounced, but will have ;to walt;;untU ^Wednes- 
day. ;; The; premiere takes ^place,<; 27, , in New- 
Haven, Conn. 

Flo. ; Chambers, formerly of the 

chorus,- has; succeeded ;Adele; Robland Uln the- ; 
part of Flo In The Maid and The Mummy, Miss- 
Robland having been transferred; to the Mayor 
of Tokio Co. 

Eddie Lamont, musical artist, now 
in his twelfth week with The Jolly Delia Prin- 
gle Co., writes that he has been engaged far- 
next season with the same company. 

Frank "W. Nason writes that his new 
musical show. Neighborly Neighbors, Is prov- 
ing an immense success, by breaking a few- 
records through the east. 


The Cycling MUIard Brothers, weU known 
professionally, have one of the best cycling 
novelties on the stage. They are at present 
being, featured by George M. Fenberg as a spe- 
cial attraction through the New England states 
under the management Of Will Deshon. The 
Cleveland Plain Dealer of June 83 'commented 
upon their, act as follows: ''The" great feature 
of "the entire performance "at "White Clty'tbla 
week is tbe Millard Brothers, marvelous cycle 
eomlques, who finish their wonderful. work with, 
tbe great and thrilling feat of riding a flight 
of steps backward." They claim to be the aaly 
performers introducing the trick." .;. 

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DECEMBER^ 2, 1905. 





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Telg. Breather. 




h w O NEW plays have been pro- 
I^L I daced in London this week. Two note- 
I ^^| worthy revivals, a curtain 'raiser, a 
I ^^L couple of provincial productions and a 
sketch or two summarize the events of 
this theatrical week. Back to Land, a one- 
act-play written by Andrew Wicks, was played 
for the first time, at the Savoy, on Monday, 
by Lorlng Fends, Miss Alice and Mrs. Moull- 
lot. It Is an amateurly written affair, but 
not without interest. If only because the con- 
trast between extremely - realistic detail and 
an artificial idea. A would-be poet leaves his 
home in. the- country * to : woo- his -tMuse in Lon- 
don. His surroundings are anything bat poetical 
:in -fact. : they are-; niiserable lodgings presided 
over by a. sluttish landlady ; and a sentimental 
•'slavey-** ^ Here a female country cousin comes 
.declaring her Attention of marrying the gran- 
diloquent heroi and eventually carries him off 
-"back:::t6' the country," saving him from the 
hardships popularly supposed to be the lot of 
all aspirants to literary fame, who come to 
London. -Mrs. MoniBot's acting barely saved 
the comedy from utter failure. The piece pre- 
cedes the still popular What the Butler Saw. 


Another society has been established 
for the purpose of Introducing the works of 
young dramatists to the public, under the title 
of The Flay Beading Society, which will pro- 
duce: its first play, The Greater Glory, at a 
mattoeeat the- Imperial on Dec. 7. 

This society Is, however, not the only one 
anxious to espouse the cause of budding dram- 
atista. Within the last few days we have 
beard of a society with a similar object which 
Intends to work out its "mission" on some- 
what unusual lines. The Practical Repertoire 
Association has been formed with the object of 
presenting, experimentally, new plays, musical 
pieces, etc. The promoters of the scheme have 
secured the lease of the Boyal in Canterbury 
and: engaged a stock company where they will 
be enabled to give any play, considered wor- 
thy.: a week's trial before a paying audience. 
: London: managers will be invited, but critics 
cwittsnot: be:"ericoiii»ged." 

Mr. Trees Academy of Dramatic Art, another 
scheme of the dramatic Incubator class, has 
ended its: first year favorably— from a finan- 
cial-point of View— the balance sheet showing 
£35 on the right side. 


At a matinee on Thursday, Mr. Tree 
revived Ibsen's An Enemy of the People before 
a distinguished audience. Mr. Tree fairly re- 

:• vealed : in.: the part of ::- Dr. Stockmann, the — as 
usual— -misunderstood reformer. The part, ad- 
mittedly one. of Tree's favorites, could not have 
been* better played, nor could the piece have 

Vbeen better staged. -In ::mob scenes Mr; Tree 
always excens. but In the scene of the public 
meeting of the townspeople, he excelled even 
himself. It was a living incident torn from 
real life. The entire production :was more than 
a success— itwasatriumnh.:: 


Another revival was A. Marriage of 
Convenience at Terry's. This four-act comedy 
was adopted from the French by Sydney Grundy 
and was first produced - in London at , the Hay- 
market eight years ago. This is the second 
revival. The acting :::of: Miss Godfrey-Turner 
in the comedy, and in the balcony scene from 
Romeo and Juliet, which followed, was highly 


At the West London a new melo- 
drama by Arthur Shirley, entitled The See-Saw 
of Life, was produced for the first time in Lon- 
don, on Monday. The work of an experienced 
dramatist in the hands of Henry Bedford, an 
experienced actor and producer, was almost 
sure to be acceptable to the class to whom 
they cater. A couple of murders, a wronged 
heiress and a thrilling escape or" two, well 
worked out, proved highly satisfactory to West 


The Water Rats, England's most 
powerful society of music hall artistes, have 


The circus as an institution in Eng- 
land is dead. The sale of the Sanger Show, 
by auction, last week* was 'the burial. The 
hippodromes which have sprung up all over 
England, where a combination of music hall 
and circus performance is given, have -been too 
much for the traveling or common canvas 
circus. ''A -glamor fades from the earth." It 
makes one wonder where the next generation 
of English music ball artistes are coming from. 
We know, of course, that the comic singers 
will continue to come from the sands of the 
seashore, and the sketch artists from the thea-, 
tres, but the others, who furnish the real va- 
riety of the program, where are they to come 

I am afraid they will have to be Imported, 
for I see no school that conld possibly replace 
the English circus as it flourished up to a few 
years ago and existed up to last week. It I 
were not afraid of slighting some one by 
omission, I could cite over one hundred prom- 
inent English music ball turns who learned 
their business with Sanger. I see them on 
nearly every music hall bill, not only in Eng- 
land, but in America, at Keith's New York 
this very week, at Miner's Bowery, where one 
is the principal attraction with a Dlnkin's 
Show, and at the Orpheum in 'Frisco, to say 
nothing of the continent, where nearly every 
circus is made merry by an English clown. 



,f&he *bon represents Hayden and LaiLonde 
;' wSojjhave scored a bit this season with the 
' Jobn-.Bohlnson Shows in their double revolving 
ladder and double trapeze act. At. the close 
of the circus season they win appear In vau- 

The above represents Potts and Harte, the popular and up-to-date comedians, who for 
the past two years have been meeting with the best of success in the leading vaudeville 
Tw e %hi 'ff west " Mr - Potts *» » o^'cal senlns. possessing a humor peculiarly Ms o«rn? 
That the team possesses unusual merit Is evidenced by the fact that both performers 
are receiving many flattering comments from the press and managers in whatever city they 
a.ppP2T. .■■■■. 

arranged a very novel program for their an- 
nual benefit matinee at the Pavilion. The chief 
item will be "a dish of folly," prepared by 
the Clever Wal Pink, entitled ' Oliver Twisted: 
Or, Dickens Up a Tree, In wblch Little TIch 
will "limm" the brutal ruffian Bill SIkes. 
Wilky Bard will play Oliver Twisted, while 
another well-known comedian will play Fagin. 
Another novelty will be - X. L. C; Or, The 
Ballet Too Awful for Words, supported by a 
corps de ballet of Bats. 


Ella Shields is back from South Af- 
rica, and is "topping" at the Zoo Hippodrome 
In Glasgow this week. 

Mr. Walter Gibbons will shortly add the 
Ealing Theatre to his -circuit of London music 

Radford & Valentine are also In Bonnie Scot- 
land, making the natives bowl with delight 

Morris Cronln and his four assistants have 
returned from the Continent and opened in the 

R. A. Roberts, the protean actor, sails for 
America on the Oceanic on Saturday next. 


The official announcement that the 
Camberwell Palace and Granville Varieties will 
henceforth be booked in conjunction with the 
Moss Tout has dispelled the fear In many 
minds that was caused by the rumor which 
gained currency last week to the effect .that 
the Adhey Payne Circuit was about to Join 
Issues with the Moss Tour. 

Then there Is the great Jee Family, which in 
all Its branches Is the largest professional fam- 
ily on earth, every one of them playing to-day, 
and nearly every one were at one time or an- 
other with "Lord" George. 


Napolean and Bink's Blunders are 
two new sketches produced in the local music 
balls this week. - 

The London music halls have been notified 
that the law requiring non-inflammable scenery 
will henceforth be strictly enforced. 

The Hippodrome has again been refused a 
drink license. .-■■■.-.., 

Another act In which the blograpb bas been 
Introduced — since Gardiner & Vincent showed 
the natives how— Is the sketch The End of the 
Story, at the Lyceum. 

Recently a man In the audience at the Gaiety 
hissed Eddie Payne, and when asked why, by 
one who had witnessed the action, the' man 
replied. "Because be reminds me of a man I 
dont like." 

The Catch of the Season celebrates its 500th 
performance next" week. 

: The antiquated practice of keeping 
a long -line of people waiting for admission to 
certain parts of London theatres until a few 
minutes before the curtain . Js to go up is 
gradually disappearing. At the Scala. as at 
the Coliseum and several other Westend thea- 
tres, one can now reserve seats In any part 
of the bouse, and most London playgoers will 
be very .thankful when this system is In 
rogue in all playhouses. , . . 

..,-■. -IMP"- :. 

Popular Price Houses 
for Brooklyn. 

Review of Conditions and Items of 

News in the Borough East of 

The Bridge. 

Rumors are ever afloat regarding new thea- 
tres to be erected in Brooklyn. A manager re- 
cently said he was of the opinion that many 
Brooklynltes loved the Great White Way, and 
that when they wanted to see a $2 show would 
hie themselves across the bridge, and not wait 
a year bence until the show's arrival in Brook- 
lyn. Think there Is much truth in the argu- 
ment. The popular priced houses are flourish- 
tug, and seats must be ordered in advance by 
those who would not be disappointed. 

Ail newspaper men have a warm spot in 
their hearts for Lew Parker, one of Brooklyn's 
favorites. He is a keen business man, and the 
Shuberts have made a wise move in engaging 
him for their Park Theatre. It seems passing 
strange for this generation to notice Thorley's 
handsome florist wagon drive up in front of tie 
Park, and to note the smart equipeges that 
stop. The Park is once more In possession of 
its own. 

Are Brooklynltes treated with a degree of se- 
riousness in the selection of plays? We are 
not given credit, it appears, for possessing su- 
perior theatrical taste. Performers call Brook- 
lyn "between the living and the dead," and 
of times do not Infuse vim Into their roles. 
Doubtless we are from the farm, but Brooklyn 
will yet rise up In arms. It gave the ma- 
jority vote to a mayor. That, looks like "things 
a doing." 

Mary Gibbs Spooner Is a busy woman these 
days. One of the moBt successful theatres in 
Brooklyn is the Bijou, where tbe S. R. O. sign 
Is constantly In use. This gives evidence of 
several years of bard work on the part of Sirs. 
Spooner and her daughters, Edna May and 
Cecil, who personally direct the performance 
while their .mother looks after: the business 
affairs. That a congenial atmosphere has de- 
veloped is proven by the fact that the entire 
company Is the same as when the Spooners 
made their entry into Brooklyn. Mrs. Spooner 
is a diplomat, and were she a man. President 
Roosevelt might well look to bis laurels. 

Disrobing acta appear to make a tremendous 
bit in Brooklyn. And in tbe "City of Churches." 
too. Shocking! Horrible! At the Star some 
weeks ago, the famed Charmlon was disrobing, 
while at the Alcazar but a few weeks ago 
Atalanta, "direct . from her European triumphs," 
appeared in a marvelous disrobing act in mid- 
air on an invisible wire. Can you beat that 
"even if you be: a press agent," as the farmer 

If you can bold out long enough to show the 
public you are game, you will be a success. 
This is my reasoning, and evidently that of 
Frank Keeney, for be bas made a huge success 
of his vaudeville bouse on Fulton street. He 
has an all-star bill that would make me gasp 
If I had to pay tbe salaries, but 1 don't. So, 
why worry? 

You can't get ahead of the Majestic. I 
guess not, because they are booking Just what 
Brooklynltes want. Manager Frldley must be 
possessed of a little bird that flies around 
Brooklyn gaining ideas of what should be played 
in the city. 

The stars of the Payton Stock Co. a few 
weeks ago quietly retired from the bill— a 
most audacious thing to do— and allowed the 
members of their company to have the honor 
of the week. It was a success, though Etta 
Reed Payton and Corse Payton have a large 
following. They had better not stay out of the 
bill too often or some of the members will 
have a stock company of their own. "Absence 
makes the heart grow fonder," Is well and 
good in its place, but It has no place in the- 

Leo C. Teller spells popular, for he certainly 
has got them going. Rumor hath It that a 
new theatre under the Teller regime will shortly 
be heard of In Brooklyn. You cant' keep a 
good man down. You have heard that. 

I feel inclined to say a word about Phillips' 
Lyceum Stock Co., which has been doing a 
phenomenal business. Mr. Phillips Is a wise 
man, and has an enormous following. He will 
branch out shortly. •■■■.» 

For good vaudeville bills the Orpheum, Am- 
phion and Hyde & Behman's appear to be away 
ahead. All stars are theiru And what will 
they do - when all: the start: have- appeared In 
vaudeville? I. know— a farewell -tour in vaude- " 
vllle. Hurrah. .." . »%, 

Saturday evening, Nov! 25, the Montank Thea- 
tre" will be opened as the Imperial. Manager 
Grover will run It as a combination bouse. 

Eddie Leonard opens Mb second 'week In 
Brooklyn this week at Keeney's, and will be 
seen at- -Hyde & Behman's next week. This 
will make bis third appearance In 'Brooklyn 
In, as many weeks. , Dixieland seems to be a 
go, -as Jack Levy has booked him solid for 
the rest- of -tbe season. 

Irelands' Own Band, -which ' headed the bill 
at Hyde & Behmans' last week, proved a bit; 
drawing card, for the house did capacity busi- 
ness all: week.- 

: Manager Archie H. Ellis of the Star Thea- 
tre reports business excellent.. No -wonder, be- 
cause Archie knows ; now - to ^manage a theatre 
and knows what the public" wanC'c In addition 
to . the • regular bill he -always ^engages a vaude- 
ville headllner as the Special' feature: 

Since, the Imperial has opened Brooklyn can 
now furnish any kind of amusement -that can 
be . had In Manhattan. ■.-.■:■.- 

Agnes Behler, a well-known Brooklyn girl 
with, Watson's Washington Society Girls, writes 
to ■ her friends In this city that the show 1» 
doing a big business and making a big bit In 
the Pacific Coast cities. Simon Robinson, treas- 
urer of the .Nassau. Theatre, recently , received 
from Miss (Behler a handsome burst wood cal- 
endar, which he takes pleasure la displaying 
In his office. 

By a unanimous vote St -Robinson of tbe 
Nassau Theatre was elected vice-president of 
the Brooklyn Lodge T. M. .A. at a meeting belli 
Sunday, 12. . OBOROB H. HAKES. 

DECEMBER 2,' 1905. 

Xlte Billboard 


Second To No Other 

For All-The-Year-Ronnd Amusements- 
Current News From the Golden 

SAN FRANCISCO is, wlhout doubt, sec- 
ond to none as an all-year-round 
amusement city. With a population 
of about five hundred thousand, and 
tributary towns of over one hundred 
thousand more, San Francisco caters to more 
people dally than any other city of the same 
size In the United States. It supports the 
following places of amusement, all making 
money, a losing week being an exceptional oc- 

Columbia Theatre, playing high-class combi- 
nations; Majestic, Grand Opera House and Al- 
cazar, high-class stock; Central, melodrama; 
California, combinations; Tivoll Opera House, 
grand and comic opera; Alhambra, concerts and 
Lyric; and tbe following continuous booses: Or- 
pheum, Fisher's, Lyceum, Empire, Baldwin, 
Unlpue, Novelty, Mission, Broadway, Midway, 
Haymarket, Belvedere, Oberon and LaBoheme. 
In addition to the above we have the Chutes 
which bandies an average of fully twenty thou 
sand people weekly, and five large penny arcades 
with from two hundred to five hundred ma- 
chines In each establishment- Every one of 
these houses is open every day In tbe year, and 
with the big fairs and frequent visits of the 
circus, San Francisco can certainly boast of its 
position as a show town. 

In addition to the above three new vaude- 
ville houses are nearlng completion, each with 
an average capacity of twelve hundred. They 
are the 'Bell, the Colonial, and" the Sixteenth 
Street Theatre. 

D. R. McNeill, lessor of the Central Theatre 
building, has brought suit against Fred. Be- 
lasco, M. E. Meyer and others of the Central 
Theatre Amusement Co., to prohibit them from 
removing the fittings of tbe playhouse, includ- 
ing seats, hangings, curtains, scenery and other 
paraphernalia. McNeill claims it was agreed 
that the defendants should lease the house at 
a fixed rental and fit It for theatrical purposes. 
The lease went Into effect in 1800 and expired 
Nov. 28. According to the plaintiff the lessees 
were to leave all paraphernalia behind when 
they left the bouse. Now, be says the defend- 
ants are preparing to denude tbe theatre of 
all its trappings. He says that if the defend- 
ants carry out their purpose he will not be 
able to accommodate bookings already made, 
and therefore lay himself open to damage suits. 
Judge Seivall Issued a temporary injunction re- 
straining tbe defendants from removing any 
furnishings, and ordered them to appear before 
liiiu in November, ■■■ and show cause why the in- 
junction should not be made permanent. 

Mile. Tetrazzlni, the Italian prima donna wbo 
Just closes a most successful season at the Ti- 
rol! Theatre, has canceled her engagement with 
Herr Conrled to appear at the Metropolitan 
Opera House, New York City. The singer took 
this action after she had heard that Conrled 
had cast Mile. Sembrlch for all the important 
roles, declaring that she would not play second 
to any one. She will go to Mexico City. 

McKee Rankin arrived in San Francisco from 
Australia, on the steamer Sierra. Nov. 12. He 
stated that Nance O'Neil and the rest of the 
company were coming home on the steamer 
Sonoma. The company played In Australia 
for nineteen weeks, and did a very good busi- 
ness. Nance O'Neal opens her American en- 
gageinent In 'Frisco, Dec. 11. 

Mansfield at the Grand Opera Honse is dn- 
pi.catlng his usual success. He is a great fa- 
vorite here. Ho makes fifteen appearances and 
produces Don Carlos, The Merchant of Venice. 
Beau Brummel. Richard III.. A Parisian Ro- 
mance, The Misanthrope, and Dr. Jekyll and 


a!„n,,n£rf e V The ma, i» d ™ c » orders *» "«*» 
amounted to over $5,000. 

iJ mJL", WU1 i Gweaabaum baa the follow- 

tm l£?;?, 1M »«Mctlon» booked for the sea- 

l vr'rv W ?£'%. "FA <*»««• Howard .. Baxter 

ffii»' c » B1 S d o Pta,,w i Richard OutcaK, the 

ami Ai.lL. ™ ml ! 8auret ' tne eminent TloUnlst; 

rwIlS" 2" e '» n «» Grand Opera. 

sever^LiS.'*' _ wh!eh naB been eloped for, 

"ion ?. 82??*' *? "I? ODen ' • nd the » ttr «- 
tion is the Igorrotaa from the Portland Bxposl- 

tion, under the management of B. A. Felder 
and Richard Schneiderwlnd. They have es- 
tablished a typical village, and are drawing the 
multitudes dally. The show Is booked for at 
least eight weeks and perhaps longer. Los 
Angeles is to be their best stand. 

Lionel E. Lawrence has leased the BIJon 
Theatre in Sacramento, and opened It with 
a very strong company composed of the follow- 
ing well known performers: Figaro, the Jug- 
gler; Richard Hunt, Illustrated songs; The Great 
Richards, male soubrette; Bert White, come- 
dian; Gardner Golder, mechanical doll, and mov- 
ing pictures. He reports a big week. 

Santa Cruz, Cal., is to have a third theatre. 
A new one Is to be built within the next ninety 
days, according to tbe plans of Miss Neary, 
owntr of the Unique Theatre, which la now 
devoted to vaudeville. Miss Neary will spend 
over $15,000 on remodeling a building which 
will seat 1,200. 

The Oriental Amusement Co. has leased for 
fifteen years the brick building located on Mar- 
ket street, between Jones and Larkin streets, 
directly opposite the new Bell Theatre. The 
company will rebuild the structure into a vau- 
deville house soon after the first of the year. 
The company consists of the following: H. T. 
B. Mohamed, president; Chas. Thompson, sec- 
retary, and C. L. Pierce, treasurer, who also 
compose the board of directors. They state 
that they will spend about $30,000 Improving 
tbe property. 

The Great Ellery Band of sixty pieces bas 
been engaged for the winter season for Venice 
of America, the new resort of Los Angeles, 

Los Angeles Is to have a new gorgeous Chi- 
nese Theatre, which will be maintained by a 

gave to thT!SlI^. lastlng at tea8t ■» fconr, which 
He ne^ iSa e t? 1 ? n8 a chance to *> btuu^ess! 

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•J^, 18 "* ot tte -Alcazar has been renewed 
by Belasco and Meyer for five years ThevM 
nonnce that they will mate a nurnbeT^f im 
provements in the interior of tte a^toriuS 

'.J?;-iL' G _ rauman . the originator of the ten- 

the t ea S ? atr He h„. t , h f e C S Mt ' has re ™ *>* 
Smvtta^tJfit?" opened several houses, 
among them the Unique and the Lyceum In 

the* vSauefn- £' « ranma ? Jn Sacran?e*to and 
tne unique In San Jose and Stockton. There Is 
a rumor that be bas discovered otter tocaUons 
an £h? £*.?"£ , them , °»> hta sleeve. WcaU<>n8 
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n a ^, r V Theatre ' Ox* GUckman Yiddish Players 
closed their season In this city. Nov. 19. They 

£"£**.'■?. ? tl8fac . toI 7 business. The enUre com' 
pany departs for the east. 
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The Floto Shows are contracting and closing up with people for their advance and 
to appear in the performance, sparing neittier money nor Inducements to secure the best 
there is In the circus world for the coming season. Physically, the Floto Shows will next 
year be enlarged to thirty-two cars, and will show under a 150-foot round top. A feature 
In the new equipment will be regulation reserved seats, reserved chairs and boxes,: foot 
rests for the blues, and each one .. will be numbered and checked, so that the patron may 
always depend upon finding Ills seat empty when he wishes to occupy it. 

stock company of thirty-five well known ac- 
tors from San Francisco. The theatre, however, 
is but one portion of a plan for constructing a 
bit of old China with all possible attractions 
for visitors and shoppers. The building, be- 
sides tbe theatre, will contain curio stores, a 
restaurant with all the most elegant oriental 
appointments, a Chinese school, and all the 
curios and perhaps startling sights that have 
made San Francisco a resort for national knowl- 
edge. Considerable capital for the enterprise 
will be furnished by the botel proprietors and 
others Interested in providing attractions for 
winter visitors. 

On Nov. 26 Belasco & Mayer's lease of the 
Central Theatre, San Francisco, expires, and 
the following evening will see the entire Cen- 
tral company at the Alhambra, where they 
will continue tbe same policy of producing 
melodrama. In the meantime over $5,000 is 
being expended renovating and reseating '. the 
Alhambra. . H. W. Bishop of the' Majestic" as- 
sumes control of the Central, arid bis idea Is 
to close the house Just long enough to thorough- 
ly-' renovate, and make Important changes for 
the' comfort of the public, and then open It 
on the same lines as it has heretofore been 
conducted. The seating capacity is- 2,000. 

The." following attractions, are booked for the 
Columbia Theatre: The College Widow, The 
Yankee . Consul, The County Chairman, Wood- 
land, and other high-class attractions. 

The management ot the Chutes uavo adopted 
i new policy la. giving tbe performance In the 
theatre. Heretofore the performances com- 
menced at 2 P. M. and 8 P. M. with an open- 

of San Francisco, made an instantaneous hit 
at the Burbank Theatre, Los Angeles, Ual., at 
Its recent premiere.. Manager : Morosco of the 
Burbank spared no expense to give the piece an 
elaborate production. For a stirring effect two 
large mobs are introduced. RUBE COHEN. 


Positively the biggest, best and most 
expensive minstrel organization traveling, is 
what John W. Vogel promises for the season of 
1906-07. This announcement comes rather sud- 
den, especially to one who has just witnessed 
a performance of the John W. Vogel Big City 
Minstrels, now playing to S-R. O. all along 
the route, and giving better satisfaction than 
any similar organization en tour. However, 
John is continually improving, and for next 
season some big dreams of minstrelsy are bound 
to" come true. Mr. Vogel will begin rehears- 
ing bis next year's company at Columbus, Ohio, 
about July 25, and be bas his eyes on some 
pretty "good features. 

George Pearce, late of the Al. G. 
Field's Minstrels, writes that he Is meeting 
with the -best of success with the Metropolitan 
Comedy Four with His Last Dollar Co. 

The American Great Juvenile Min- 
strels are working south from Pennsylvania 
making three night and week stands. 

Jeanette Dupree. long identified with 
burlesque, has deserted the ranks for vaudeville. 
She will entertain In a monologue. 





PELIX FEIST, whose counterfeit pre- 
sentment appears below, is a brother 
of the well-known music publisher, Leo 
Feist- Fraternally sneaking, he is the 
lesser light, but be Is, nevertheless, a 
coming light, and a fitting Damon to the Pyth- 
ias of his elder brother. 

Being in the hey-dey of life (he is but twen- 
ty-three years old) it can not be denied that 
he has made the most of his time in diUgence 

and Inventiveness. 

Educated at the public schools, though for 
a period be attended a Military Academy, like 
most clever men be accomplished nothing extra- 
ordinary at that period of his life to show 
that be would shine In any profession. It 
was only after dabbling in tbe advertising busi- 
ness for a time that the real trend of his am- 
bition showed Itself. Entering his brother's 
ofilce at the age of seventeen he studied the 
ins and outs of the business so weU, that cer- 
tain latent powers developed themselves, of 
which his friends and probably himself were 
unaware, until they actually came to the sur- 
face. No one at any rate suspected that he 
wonld attain to the Immortality of a song 
writer. Yet, In the last year of his 'teens 
he wrote an Immensely popular song, entitled 
If Time Was Money I'd Be a Millionaire. This 
brought to his side fellow authors, who won- 
dered at the audacity of his youth and compos- 
ers, who were esger for words. 

Feist bided his time, however. Though na- 
tive born, he knew when and when not to be 
In a hurry. His motto was, and always bas 
been 'Festina lente, which, being literally trans- 
lated, means "Don't be In a terrible: hurry!" 
He believed in bustling, but he also knew that 
hustling without tact and a certain use ot the 
curb, is not caucnlated to bring about the best 
results, so he went slowly. 

His next effort was Honey. I'm Waiting, 
which equaled his first song In popularity, and 
this he followed after a time with On a 
Starry Night. The latter has been whistled — 
a sure sign of success — all over the country, 
and has a puce in tbe repertoire of many 
well-known favorites on tbe vaudeville stage. 
His latest song. Can't Yon See I'm Lonely? 
Is par excellence, the best he has written. 
Tbe idea itself lent Itself to music, and tbe 
combination. . technically speaking. Is "Im- 
mense." The words and music together are 
natural, catchy, plaintive and sympathetic. It 
appeals, in a word, and, when a soug does ap- 
peal, tbe public are not slow in hearing the 
appeal, and approving. 

To say that everything that Feist has writ- 
ten Is "the best ever" would only be a para- 
dox. It Is sufficient to chronicle the fact, that 
for a young man of his age with little or no 
predilection for the work, he has had a suc- 
cess, which no other popular song writer has 
achieved at the same age. 

Feist Is at the head of the professional and 
slide department in his brother's establishment. 
Tbe duties pertaining to the position are in 
themselves extremely onerous, and require 
tact and diplomacy, which might well be ex- 
pected or an older man. But Feast Is, and 
always bas been, equal to the occasion. His 
office work Is conscientious, bis bearing affable, 
and his Judgment excellent. At one moment 
you will find him at his desk, answering 
correspondence, which would certainly dispose 
of the available time of any ordinary Individ- 
ual. At another time you will hear that he 
has started at a few hour's notice on a bos'l- 
ness tour through Ohio. Kentucky and West 
Virginia, to drum up trade. His disposition 
would naturally be restless, had he not a power 
of concentration and repression, which has al- 
ways stood him In good stead. 

Such a career as Feist has already had at 
his age is a sure rung on the ladder of suc- 
cess. Hard work, pluck and luck (If there Is 
such a thing) in bis case, and every similar 
instance, can but lead to a well— merited fame. 

It is the fashion in some quarters to deride 
a writer of popular songs without so much as 
a bearing. This Is manifestly unfair. A hear- 
ing he should undoubtedly have, no matter how 
celebrated the adverse critics may be, and a 
hearing he will have, willy nilly— a bearing 
that will ensure appreciation and public ap- 
plause, if he can equal the meritorious ditties 
of our subject. 


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DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

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JT"* WAS the closing night of the circus year — 
■ I The program was nearly spent, 

* And the actors were saying their last "good-byes ' 
Back in the dressing tent. 
Much' of sorrow the year had brought, 

But plenty of friendships, true, 
And glad as were they to be getting away — 
■■ They dreaded the parting, too ! 

Apart on his "trunk sat the " King of the Air " — 

But a " ruler " no more was he ; 
The aerial flights he had taken that^night 

Were the last they would ever see. 
On his pallid face was a hectic flush, 

And his cough —it was-sad to.hear ; 
The doctors had said if he didn't go west 

He would die ere the end of the year ! 

'Twas the "night of his life" on the swinging trapeze- 
He had never " caught on " so well— 

And the thundering cheers still rang in his ears 
Like the xoar of an ocean swell ; 

But now he sat with his face in his hands — 
A picture of mute despair, 

And down through his fingers trickled the tears 
; As he wept in his misery^there ! 

Softly the "actors" gathered around, 

And one of them spoke for all : '." 

"Old chap, don't fret, you're a good one yet, 

Tho' you've had a mighty close call; 
All you need is the sun and the air. ..-i ' - ■.; ;.■-,■ 

And a- winter of quiet and rest. ^-^ 
And you'll be as strong as the season is long 

When you're home again from the West. . 

''Every one in the dressing'tent 

Is anxious to give you alift, 
And so we've gathered ' a bit of a purse ' — 

You may call it a Christmas gift. ...."" — ** 
3bu?ll need it, old pal, when you get to Tucson, 

Out on the desert drear— ^z^^=^- 
And so, good- hye, 'till you 're safe and well, 

Back with the show next year !" 

He tried to tell them how good they were"; 

But the horror ! — it wouldn't down — 
And all he could see were the lonely hours 

Of his life in the "lungers' " town !— " 

Far away from the ones he loved, 

In a battle for life and breath, - 
With the only relief the endless sleep 

That comes with the chill of death ! 

Out from the " big top " came the strains . 

.Of the song of songs divine— 
"Home, Sweet Home !" - how it tingled thro' 

His bloodless veins like wine ; 
He tried to smile, tho' all the while 

His heart was breaking in twain, 
For he knew (for him) that grand old song 

Would never be played again ! 

One by one he clasped their hands. 

In a quivering last farewell ; 
Then, trembling— slow — he started to go, 

But faltered— staggered- -and fell! 
As gently as women ihey raised him up. 

And tenderly pillowed his head', . 
But the "King of the Air" had "closed" for life, 

And "signed" with the host of the dead ! 

New Tobk. Sunday. Oct. 29. 1905. 

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THE Hallam's Company of Co- 
medians were the first reputa- 
ble theatrical company ever 
seen on the American Con- 
tinent, vthey came to this country 
from England in. the year 1752. . Of 
all the. actors who preceded Hallam's 
Company, next to nothing is known. 
They strutted their little hour upon 
the stage, no doubt affording amuse- 
ment to thousands and then were 
heard of no more, only the names of a 
few have come down to us, and •with 
meagre information as to their per- 
formances. : 

"Wei have , extended our researches 
much beyond the middle of the eigh- 
teenth century, and to whom belongs" 
the honor of founding the theatre in 
the new world, where the first play 
was produced, what it was, and who 
performed it, are questions! which 
thought answered with great exactness 
of : detail by some writers, are still 
open to debate and likely always to 
remain so. In the year 1744 John 
Moody,: an Englishman, with a small 
company of actors left London for 
America,, and first landed at the Island 
of Jamaica. Here Moody stopped with 
his company, 4 played for three years 
and made a small fortune. He then 
returned to England and recruited a 
second company, but instead of com- 
ing back with them was induced by 
Garrick to remain at Drury Lane, 
where -he became celebrated as an 
Irish actor. However, a few members 
of the company came over and landed 
at Boston In 1749. Probably it may 
have been these actors who, about this 
time, shocked all New England by 
playing, with the assistance of volun- 
teer- talent, Otway*s tragedy of The 
Orphan, orv Unhappy Marriage, at a 
coffee house in State street, Boston, 
-a proceeding which led the great and 
general court of Massachusetts to pass 
an act in March, 1750, to prevent stage 
plays and other theatrical entertain- 
ments. '. , 

And, presumably, they were the 
.same company of actors which pro- 
Iduced the same play and others in 
FNassau street. New York, in 1750. 
They announced themselves as Eng- 
lish players. History not knowing 
their names, there is no reason but 
these actors should have the credit of 
being the advance guard of the great 
thespian army which has since cross- 
ed the ocean to America, and of the 
Hallams. to 'whom is due the credit of 
founding the drama In this country by 
the large company of professional ac- 
tors they brought into the new world 
In the year 1752, William Hallam. 
manager of the Goodman's Fields 
Theatre, London, England, formed a 
company of actors, ten in all, includ- 
ing the apprentices. He put his broth- 
er. Lewis Hallam, a low comedian, in 
charge of the company. Lewis* wife, a 
beautiful woman of somewhat remark- 
able histronic ability, was leading 
lady, and In after years became a 
great favorite In New York and Phila- 

Over twenty plays were selected and 
cast before Lewis Hallam and his 
company left London for America, on 
the Charming Sally, a tobacco ship re- 
turning .. light for a cargo. James 
Hlgby was first male player for this 
band, and also acted as stage man- 
ager. Day after day as the old ship 
plowed through the sea, on her un- 
steady deck during the long voyage of 
over sixty days, he diligently rehearsed 
the actors in the plays with which 
they purposed to cheer the hearts of 
people to. the new world. 

Williamsburg, Va., was the destina- 
tion of the Charming Sally, with its 
burden of actors, and not much of 
anything else besides a few boxes of 
books, silks, satins, shoes, and Eu- 
ropean ■•- nicknacks for the merchants 

and the gentlemen of the Virginia 

Williamsburg, then the capital of 
Virginia, was also where the Hallams 
■were to open their colonial theatrical 
career. They chose the capital of Vir- 
ginia because they had learned that 
the inhabitants of that colony were 
known to be rich, leisurely and so- 
ciety loving people, with enough of 
refinement to enjoy plays, and with 
few religious scruples against any- 
thing that tended to interest and 
amuse the upper classes. Long be- 
fore this period and long afterward, 
the reading of . plays, romances and 
operas was a pastime in Virginia 
country houses. The readings might 
be by the private tutor, and many of 
the young men of those days prided 

themselves on being good elocution- 
ists. It was a pastime that filled out 
rainy days, Sunday afternoons, and 
when a fiddler could npt be had for 
evening dances. - 

Williamsburg was somewhat of a 
disappointment to the Hallams when 
they first landed. There were not 
more than twelve hundred inhabitants, 
white and black, in the town, and 
there were only about fifteen or twen- 
ty "gentlemen's" families resident in 
the village. Most of the buildings 
were very insignificant, without it was 
the capital and the so-called "palace" 
of the governor, and the William and 
Mary College, the second oldest col- 
lege in the United States, which was 
opened in 1693. There was also the 
old Bruton parish church, erected In 

In the outskirts of the village "the 
actors rented a warehouse and fitted 
it up for a theatre. The seats -were 
classified into boxes, pit and gallery, 
all on the same floor. They had 
brought some scenery with them from 
England, and the stage was built at 
the end of the warehouse. They had 
to use tallow dips for the foot lights, 
and also to light the building. Before 
the time arrived for the opening of the 
theatre the company became much 
more discouraged than at first The 
old warehouse was right in the woods, 
and during the still hours of the day, 
hardly did they see a person stirring 
in the village. They could hear the 
singing of bird In the trees, and it 
looked to them that they had come 
on a fool's errand to act dramas in 

the woods. But when the opening 
night of the theatre came, Sept. 5, 
1752, the whole scene was changed 
like a work of magic. The road lead- 
ing into Williamsburg were thronged 
with out-of-date vehicles of every 
sort, driven by negroes and filled with 
gayly dressed ladies, whose gallants 
rode on horseback by their side. The 
treasury was well replenished, the 
theatre was crowded, and Shakespeare 
was acted on the continent for the first 
time by a trained and competent com- 

John Singleton, one of the actors 
wrote and spoke the following pro- 
logue on this, the opening night: 

To this New World, from famed Britanla's 

Through bolst'rons seas where foaming billows 

The Muse, who Britons charmed for many an 

Now send her servants forth to tread your 

Britain's own race, though far removed to 

Patterns of every virtue they should know. 
The Muse's friends, we hope will Join our 

And crown onr best endeavors with applause. 

The Merchant of Venice and for the 
after piece Garrick's farce of Lethe 
were then played. At the close, the 
actors found themselves surrounded 
by groups of planters congratulating 
them, and, after the old Virginia 
fashion, offering- them the hospitality 
of their houses. The actor folks soon 
found that the capacity of their thea- 
tre was not large enough to accom- 
modate the throng' of people who came 
to patronize them. 

Lewis Hallam, jr., or, as he was 
called in those days, Lewis Hallam, 
the second, was the son of Lewis Hal- 
lam, the manager of this company. 
Young Hallam was about sixteen 
when his father opened with his thea- 
tre at Williamsburg, and it was on 
the opening night that he tried to 
make his debut. He had one- line to 
speak, but when he found himself in 
the presence of the audience he was 
stage struck. He - stood motionless 
and speechless until, bursting into 
tears, he walked off the stage, making 
a most inglorious exit. But, neverthe- 
less, before his fathers' company left 
Williamsburg, he tried it again, and in 
after years filled a unique place in the 
history of the American theatre. He 
was the first star ever known to 
American playgoers, and the first 
leading actor whose debut and early 
experiences were American. He was 
the foremost actor in America for fif- 
teen years or more before the revo- 
lution, and he was the first dramatic 
manager in New York after the In- 
dependence of the United States had 
been established 

Lewis Hallam, the second, retired 
from management in 1797, but con- 
tinued to play in various places in 
America until his death in Philadel- 
phia, in 1808, at seventy-two years of 

In the year 1751, one year before 
Hallam's Company of Comedians 
opened at Williamsburg, Va., the fron- 
tier was threatened by the French and 
Indians, and frequent attacks and dep- 
redations "occurred, necessitating some 
provisions for the public safety. The 
colony was accordingly divided into 
military districts, to each of which an 
adjutant, general was appointed, with 
the rank of major and a salary of 
£150 per annum. George Washing- 
ton, who was then about twenty 
years of age, receiving one of these 
appoints went to 'Williamsburg, and 
entered with zeal on the study of mil- 
itary tactics and strategy, chiefly un- 
der Adjutant Muse, a Virginian, and 
Jacob Van Beaem, a Dutch soldier of 
fortune. These studies were -inter- 
rupted by excursion to Barbadoes with 
his uncle, Lawrence Washington, who 
was sent thither by his physician. 
During this trip George had an attack 
of smallpox . Recovering from this, he 
returned to Williamsburg to resume 
his studies about the same time that 
the Hallams opened their theatre. 

Long years after this — the Revolu- 
tionary war had been fought, peace 
declared, George "Washington was 
serving his first term as President of 
the United States— when in the win- 
ter of 1796 Lewis Hallam, the second, 
was playing at the old Chestnut Street 
Theatre, Philadelphia. On this occa- 
sion he had the pleasure of meeting 
George Washington, and in their con- 
versation Washington told him that 
he was present ion the opening night 
of his father's theatre at WilHams- 


In the Rollicking Girl. 

burg, witnessed his failure in making 
his debut, and that many an evening 
after he was at the old warehouse en- 
joying the plays, songs and farces of 
the Hallam comedians. 

Not only was George Washington 
first in war, first in peace, first in the 
hearts of his countrymen; but was 
also one of the first to witness the 
first introduction of the drama into 


Don't try to tell Hie transferman 

That they wlU pass his wife;- 
Don't say this Is the very best 

You've been with In your life; 
Don't brag on your line of billing. 

The manager Is not blind; 
Don't Bay you'd put out the banners 

Only you're a day behind. 

Don't say yon have cut out extras 
■For houses are filled to the doors; 
Be honest and tell him the reason 

Because the manager roars; 
Don't tell of toe banker's daughter 
He guesses why yon are late 
Don't try to con the hotel clcTk 
To give you the double rate. 

Don't say you are getting a dollar 
-In towns along the line; 
Just make the best seats fifty cents 

iHe knows the show's a shine; 
Don't tell about the second man 

That's due m here next day; 
Just hand the billposter two fakes 

And tell Mm to work away. 

Don't teU about 'the draft that's due 

Thru try to touch for ten; 
The last agent gave him that stall 

And he won't fall again; 
Don't wonder why the paper comes 

With fifteen C. O. O. 
Th-- printers have made no mistake 

Just dig down and pony. 

Don't lay around after work Is done. 

Go on to the next town; 
Don't make a three sheet on the street 

For yon look like a clown; 
Don't say you have not paid excess 

Since opening at Catsklll; 
'Just get out as light as yon can 
We've all been through the mill. 

And when your billing daya are done 

And kids step In your sroes; 
Just tell them you did fairly well 

Sometimes your show would lose 
Don't tell of the show elcnr on the bum 

'Till they got you to Join; 
Don't claim 3*ou never had a trick 

That didn't get tin- coin 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

The Billboard 








The Merry Minstrel and the Angel 

Bob Hall hardly watted to get past the 
door on his entrance at Sandy Spencer's before 
he announced with a query: "What do you 
think? Funny (Fosdick has found a backer and 
has gone on the road with a minstrel troupe!" 
_ "I don't think I know," remark d Babooes: 
from behind the bar. 

'"When do you expect him back?" asked 
a ,'°™Ser of Inquiring mind 

"Not before to-morrow." spoke up Lew Brim- 
mer, seated on an up-turned keg. 

Bob nail shook his head and return d: "You 
aon t know Fosdick; the show will move as 
long as he gets his." 

"What's their route?" Inquired Brimmer. 

^Through Jersey." replied Bob. 
Jersey will go through, them." saM Brim- 
mer, -i have b en there. I had rather be 
broke at Pike's Peak than stranded with a band 
in .\« Spain. Yon may be .able to foot it to 
the shore and look at New York, but If you 
naven t got the price yon can't board the 
££*' ."^fS' 8 no lc * ln the stream or else a fel- 
low might float across on a- cake. I got caugMt 
on that foreign shore and never expected to see 
m *. native land again. The band had ballooned 
*° .""« angel had winged away. I was on the 
point of pllnking on the banjo and passing my 
nat when who should drive up but Bin Bud- 
worthan on his dray. Bill was as much at home 
on a dray as be was on the end. I got on the 
chariot and Bfll landed me here at Spencer-a 
*wr with me plarlng Home. Sweet Home aU 
the way up Broadway on the African harp. 
itu<i drove up to the curb and said that He 
»o«i,l feed his steeds. With that he brought 
iXI u palr of nose to"* 8 «nd pitched fodder to 
3..? OTS t s - ***' Bin ' *»1» I. 'haven't you got 
?™ u i er >"«• I navent had anything to eat for 
twenty-four hours.' Bud took the hint and I 
mane way with three corn-beef sandwiches at 
ads expense." 

. Ji k '^.. smll * d at Brimmer's relation and admit- 
ruL. f nad ha<i 80m * distressing expe- 

riences under angelic treatment, remarking: 
™?S lB on tne H " hole » r « ™» good- 1 can onry 
™; ? TO f* ttl» moment that was of any ac- 
™!IV n _2L e „ m 'nstrel business and that was 
1 T?.?" n ' , 5 eU ' 'he original Campbell who kept 
„„™, at BaT "d and the Bowery. Most of the 
„nS _. are £" tte confidence <«*w themselves 
and are worked before they have an opportunity 
to demonstrate their managerial capacity. Be- 
S„2f can prove their ability they are in- 
? SM? "Wrted from their money' 
iroi/v™* .**" b * en hunting and capturing an- 
eels ever since I first knew him and he finds 

t'-e game profitable. I was with a company 
that he had a hand tin organizing. He got hold 
of a fellow that had inherited a small fortune, 
a miniature Ooal-Oil Johnny, and he Wowed him 
so far that he never got out again and he dia 
Hie Job so nicely that his victim never thought 
the. less of him. Fosdick is certainly the soonest 
of the soon, and I am certain that he will 

I neither have to walk or swim when he comes 
back, no matter I how ruinous business may 
be in Jersey. 
"As soon as Fosdick had fastened a hook in 
! the gills of a gill he made himself soBd by 
permitting the . angel to handle all the funds. 
That was where Fosdick was smart and cun- 
1 nlng. Fosdick feared that he would be handi- 
| capped and he forstalled unfavorable comment 
by declaring, *As for myself, 1 will neither 
touch nor draw a dollar in advance!* Cute! Eh? 
Naturally the angel had great confidence in his 
advisor and partner while the siy old dog, Fos- 
dick, was looking out for number one in a pe- 
culiar and original manner. Quietly the pro- 
motor advised all the performers to make a 
draw. This hint was given confidentially with 
the injunction of secrecy and with the remark, 
'Of course. I do not actually know Just -bow 
solid the man is. He is reputed to have a bun- 
dle, but you know.' Then he would suggest the 
sum. to be drawn, with the added remark, 'As I 
am a partner and don't want him to know that 
I am not fixed, you can split the amount with 
me and I will charge np one-half of the money 
to you on the books and make good to my 
partner out of the profits.' 

"The boys were only too glad to draw and bit 
at the bait, turning over one-half of the ad- 
vances to the wily Fosdick. The company was 
a good sized one and the promoter's take-off by 
his system, was a large one. The boys kept 
drawing and dividing as often as' Fosdick ad- 
vised and the angel always acted promptly on 
his partner's advice. 

"The angel stood the drain on the treasury 
without a murmur, although he had peddled out 
a large sum in advance before the company took 
road. The angel spread his wings and left New 
York for Down 'East, but Ms flight was not 
long. Fosdick .was and is something of a per- 
former, tat he knew nothing about Touting a 
stow. The advance agent was a poor stick and 
did not amount to shueka as an advertiser. Bus- 
iness was worse than bad and the weather was 
worse than the business.! We straggled along 
minus salaries, content to eat and give the 
backer a chance. At last we came to a stand- 
still and closed. iWe arrived at hhe town that 
was not billed because 'the printing had arrived 
C. 0. D., and the advance man had deserted 
and got back to New York the best he could. 

"Fosdick was an Ingenious fellow and I will 
give him credit for It. He got up a benefit for 
the stranded minstrels and the performers all 

turned out and sold tickets for it in tie busi- 
ness places. The hall man gave the rent, the 
newspapers advertised free and the receipts 
were sufficient to see the company out of town 
and back to .New York. The angel did not wait 
to attend the funeral ceremonies. He hocked 
his watch — "■■-.". 

"And „ returnedttoNewYork," quoted Brimmer. 

"Wrong. Mt. 'Slimmer, he returned' to his 
country ; home with 'the determination of never 
putting his foot in INew York again. I saw him 
on the eve of his departure, his confidence and 
admiration for Fosdick remained unchanged, bat 
he blamed the company, explaining: * While Mr. 
Fosdick never drew a dollar, the advances to 
performers depleted the exchequer and left me 
without working capital.*" 


Hal. Reid is the author of seventy-seven plays. 
This. In itself. Is not remarkable, as Dion Bon- 
clcauit was said to have written four hundred. 

•Mr. Held started into the theatrical busi- 
ness erne thirty years ago as a "super" under 
Barney McCauley, at Robinson's Opera House, 
Cincinnati. 0. The very first thing he had to 
do was to get under a green doth stretched over 
the stage to represent the "sea," and bob his 
head up and down to "make waves : for a storm 
at sea.". 'The next week the Klralfy brothers 
came along with their original production of 
Around the World in Eighty Days. ReH was 
cast to "carry the banner" — which was to carry 
a banner which had on Ha white goose, and. 
as the procession had to be a long one, he went 
off the stage at one side, and ran around to the 
other side to get in line again. Next week 
came John T. Raymond in The Gilded Age, 
or Colonel Sellers. Reld was cast for the "Sec- 
ond Jnryman," so-called because during the 
court scene Raymond whispered into this jury- 
man's ear. presumably to "fix" the Jury for his 

It was Reid's first chance to make np. and 
he whitened his face like a corpse and painted 
his cheeks with red to the thickness of an 
eighth of an inch— all of this out of sheer Ig- 
norance. The act was called and Held took his 
p'ace. When the supreme moment came and 
Raymond turned to. the "second Juryman," he 
staggered back: 

"Your honor!" he cried, "Is this a circus or 
a court room? There's a clown on the Jury!" 

The house roared, and Raymond'a interpola- 
tion was thought good enough to keep in for 
the rest of the week. 

For eight years Rettl studied tne stage and 
stage, effects as an "extra" and an actor in 
small parts, and then he wrote his first play. 
It waB a success, .for Reid had learned his les- 
son by hard knocks and long study. 


During one of Joseph Jefferson's visits to Aus- 
tralia, announcement was made that a new play 
dealing with the paroled convicts of England's 
penal settlement would be given Its initial pro- 
duction. - The title ■ for the drama was ; The 
Ticket of Xeave Man. No sooner had this been 
made known than a storm of excitement ; was 
raised. Melbourne at 'that time — the early fif- 
ties — was filled wftb. these men. and a rough, 
set they were. ■ : They sent a deputation to Mr. 
Jefferson, threatening his life and every mem- 
ber of the company If he persisted in his deter- 
mination to put on the play. The civic author- 
ltfe s came and pleaded with the actor, saying 11 
he could not be deterred from what they con- 
sidered a highly hazardous undertaking the re- 
sult would be on: his own head, that they would 
be unable to control this motley crowd of roughs, ; 
who. If they were stirred np, would be lost to 
all sense of moral turpitude, audi further it 
might result in a riot which would involve hun- 
dreds Of Innocent people and cause great loss of 
life..: To ; aH these arguments-: Mr.' ; : v Jefferson, 
turned a deaf ear. The night of the perform- 
ance came an-1 the theatre was crowded.; Ninety 
per cent of ,t!ie audi nee were ticket of leave 
men. every one of wliom was armed.: They had 
told the manager of the theatre that at the 
first word uttered by any of the actors which 
would reflect -on- thtm they would shoot: and 
shoot' to kill. 

;; The -curtain went up, and instead jof it being 
a dramatic vehicle' intended to reflect on them. 
It was In defense of their unfortunate condi- 
tion, and as a result the play was greeted wtfli 
rounds of -appCanse. Many - of these ; men had 
oomefrom distant gold camps, and in the frenry . 
of the excitement bags of gold dust were show- 
ered on the stage. "After- the- performance,:- 
they waited on Mr. Jefferson and hla company, 
and: these big brawny men hoisted:; the actors 
and actresses on their shoulders and carried 
them through the streets to their different ho- 
tels. From this time on Mr. Jefferson was the 
Idol of Australia. 


Ah, here comes the chorus. 
Clothes are scant and porou*. 
Pretty girls. 

Lots of cnrls. ... .- •-.'.- 

The mushy songs may bore us *-.--' 

The comedian may flour us, 
,: But- not the : Mays- and eVoM,fiS' : i ^iBSj?jgi£iS:, 
In Hie Inile — - 

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DECEMBER 2, 1905. 



T was announced rectntly that the row of Intellectually her Inferior. They made things 

I; cottages built ail almshouses by Peg. Wofflng- 
, ton,: at TeddlDgton, Lng.. had been sold to a 
tramway : company and remodeled so .is to 
brings higher rents. In time they will no 
doubt :be - demolished to make room for more 
pretentions dwellings. To all tnose familiar with 
the storyvof the famous ^actress there is some* 
thing peculiarly pathetic in their impending de- 

"Alas!" said iPeg. to her sister, after learn- 
ing from the doctor that a fatal malady had 
selied upon her, "1 have done more harm than 
to do good now; and my long 
wickedness will be remem- 
bered— will be what they call famous; my short 
, who will know or heed or 
take to profit?" 

:: These; picturesquely simple cottages have long 
eonatltnted a monument to the memory of that 
brief' and better life in which this beautiful and 
brilliant woman sought to atone for her frailties 
y and piety. Her nnmerons 
^theatrical .triumphs are recorded in various his- 
tories ; of. the English stage- Her many amours, 
too, are often mentioned In these old chronicles 
and frequent references to them occur in de- 
scrtptiions of early eighteenth century life. Of 
the story of her life In retirement at Tedding 
ton, devoted to good deeds, little survives. Our 
almshouses were ccupied as such only for a short 
rime.^-*Mosti of their present tenants — humble 
working -folk who grumble much at the rents 
tloey bare to pay — have never even beard of 
herv^Jtut; as: long as they stand, to those of an 
Inquiring: turn they afford indubitable evidence 
: Of :■ the genuineness of poor Peg's repentance. 
With their - destruction there will remain noth- 
ing to recall that aid> of her life. 

No actress ever had less of a. chance to be 
eome ; a~ shining' example of feminine propriety 
than IPeg Woffington. Birth, environment, the 
fatal^gift. of 'beauty— every thing was against 
her; -i^iHer father, a Journeyman bricklayer In 
Dublin^ received " a -pauper's burial, leaving his 
widow to struggle against a load of debt with 

v two littler: glrfa to support,, of .whom. Peg, then 
two yearsi old. was the elder. 9he made her 
debut .on the: stage — If such it can be called — 
wtett she was stin an infant. Mme. VIolante, 
a Frew* woman, was running what would now 
be called a variety show; One of her acts was 
a tight rope performance. In which she carried 

'«. baby In ^ basket. iPegwas the baby. The 
show did not pay and 'Peg's life was not long 
thus imperiled. Mrs. Wofiington hawked fruits 
and vegetables for a living, and Peg, as soon as 
she was able to toddle, helped her. Her favor- 
ite haunt was the theatre; where she sold or- 
anges. (When she was: ten the enterprising Mme. 
VIolante started a Lilliputian company and Peg 
was engaged to play Polly In the Beggar's 

Her extraordinary talents enabled her to 
overcome all educational defects and her success 
was phenomenally rapid. The beauty, wit, 
vivacity and high spirits of the untutored Irish 
I girl brought an London to her feet. She was 
certainly the loveliest woman at that time on 
the stage. "She had," wrote Charles Rea.de 
In his dramatic story, of which she is the hero- 
ine, "a head of beautiful form, parched like a 
bird upon a throat, massive, but shapely and 
smooth like a Column of alabaster, a symmetri- 
cal brow, black eyes full of fire and tender- 
ness, a delicate mouth, with a hundred varying 
expressions, and that, marvelous faculty of 
giving beauty alike to love or scorn, a sneer or a 
smile. In. person she was* considerably above 
middle height and so finely formed that one 
could not determine the exact character of her 
figure. Jit one time she seemed all statliness. 
at another time elegance personified, and flow- 
ing- voluptiousness at another. She was Juno, 
Psyche. Hebe by turns, and for aught we know 
at will." 

Those were the days when It was taken for 
granted that an actress had no reputation to 
lose. iPeg Wofflngton was never a hypocrite. 
And if she greatly needed !t she certainly pos- 
sessed that .virtue which is credited with great 
capacity for covering sins. She made her mother 
am allowance which relieved her of all neces- 
sity of working for a living. She had her sister 
carefully educated. To stage folk in hard luck 
■he was always most generous. She never for- 

■ got v a -kindness done to-her In her own early 
days of poverty and hardship. None who had 

: ;betrieBded\ he rwhen she was an orange girl 
in Dublin appealed In vain to her for assistance, 
she-made w> parade of her charities. She fre- 
- fjnently ; sllnped away from some scene of gaiety 
to do some kind deed by stealth. 

Of her great talents and versatility as an 
aetress contemporary reports admit of no doubt. 

:-Hex:-: reportyure : was an extensive one. In 
••breeches" parts, as male roles when personi- 
fied: by> : women were then termed, she excelled. 
She played Sir Harry Wtldalr so much better 

. than: David Garrick that he abandoned that char- 
acter. ! In Hie zenith of ner London fame she 
accepted an engagement with Mr. Sberrldan at 
a big salary - for those days and returned to 
Dublin. , The men went wild over: the beantlful 
woman, . who, as a little, bare-footed, ragged 
girt- there, had often carried a pitcher on her 
bead down to the Liffey. Ill that wittiest of 
cities her wit was a match for the best. She 
was lionized in dramatic, political and literary 
etrcles. But Dublin ladles said she was a 
naughty woman and refused to associate with 
her. She retorted that they couM converse on 
only two topics — silks and scandal — and were 

unpleasant for her in Dublin and she returned 
to London. There something happened that 
transformed her whole life. This Is Charles 
Reade's description of it: 

fore her new sense of right. She flung ber pro- 
fession from, her like a poisonous seed. It was 
in the' zenith of her charmes and her fame that 
she Kit home one night, after a play, and 
never entered a theatre by front door or back 
door, again. She declined all leavetaklng and 


It was at Teddlngton, some eighteen miles 
from London and one of the most picturesque 
of modern towns that border the Thames, that 
she retired to live her new life. Never a spend- 
thrift — some of her relations said she was down- 
right stingy — she had saved enough from her 
professional earnings to supply her own simple 
wants and enable her to devote herself to the 
poor and needy. Ignored by the gay world that 
had toasted and feted the dashing actress, her 
doings were no longer chronicled. But one 
story that has' been preserved shows what man- 
ner of life she lived at Teddlngton. An old ad- 
mirer met her, clad in an old black silk gown 
and gray shawl and carrying a large basket on 
her arm. It was filled with worsted stockings 
which she had knitted and was taking to some 
of her dependents. The gentleman said he 
thought she was wasting valuable time over such 
work and had better buy the stockings. 

"You can't buy them," was the answer. "No- 
body in this wretched town can knit hose except 
Peg Wofflngton." 



above the little pulpit is a tablet with this Mm- 
pie Inscription: 

: Near this monument lies the body of 

: Margaret Wofflngton, spinster, born 

: October 17, 1720. who departed this 

: life March 28. 1760, aged 39 years. 

Below It Is a small tablet, bearing this re- 

: In the same grave lies the body 

: of Master Horace Cholmondeley, son 

: of the Hon. Robert Cholin -ndeley and 

: Mary Ouolmondeley,. sister of- the said 

: Margaret Woffington. aged 6 months. 


Not long after it so nappened that she 
went to a small church in the city one Sunday 
afternoon. The preacher was such as we have 
often heard, but not so this poor woman In her 
day of sapless theology, ere John Wesley waked 
the snoring church. Instead of sending' a dry 
clatter of morality about their ears, or evap- 
orating the Bible in the thin generalities of the 
pulpit, this man drove God's truths home to the 
hearts of men and women. In his hands the 
divine virtues were thunderbolts, nota swan's- 
down. With good sense, plain speaking and a 
heart yearning for the souls of his brethren and 
sisters, he stormed the bosoms of many; and 
this afternoon, as be reasoned like Paul of 
righteousness, temperance and judgment to come, 
sinners trembled, and Margaret Wofflngton was 
of those who trembled. 

"After this she came often to the narrow 
street where shone this honse of God and stm 
new light burst upon her heart and conscience. 
Here she learned why she was unhappy; here 
she learned how alone she could be happy; here 
she learned to know herself, and the moment 
she knew herself she abhorred herself and re- 
pented in dust and ashes. 

"This strong and straightforward characfer 
made no attempt to reconcile two things that 
an average Christian wonld have continued fo 
reconcile. Her interest fell in a moment be- 

She was still young and beautiful and had 
confidently counted on devoting to charity as 
many years as she had to the stage. But It waa 
not to be. Certain unpleasant symptoms to 
which she had paid little attention In the excite- 
ment of theatrical life she could no longer Ig- 
nore. She called In Dr. Bowlder, a famous 
physician, who had been an admirer of hers In 
the old days. He saw that she was doomed. 
Wishing to spare her feelings, he called for a 
pen and paper, under the pretense that he In- 
tended writing her a prescription. But what 
he wrote was a note to an Intimate friend 
of hers, asking him to break the dire Intelli- 
gence to her by degrees, "with care and tender- 
ness." adding that It waa "all we can do for 

Glancing over his shoulder, Peg read her death 
warrant. Only one little gasping sigh broke 
from her. It was the doctor who wag overcome 
by the discovery that shf had learned the ghastly 
truth. She handed him a glass of wine and 
told him not to grieve for her. She lived three 
years longer, and while strength remained *n her 
still busied herself with acts of charity and 
went about her work smiling and cheerful. Un- 
der the chancel of the old parish church at 
Teddlngton, opposite which she had built her 
almshouses, she was burled. On the wall Just 

It may be that future historians of the Amer- 
ican circus - will record the season of 1905, as 
the beginning of an epoch. The abandonment 
of the street parade and the gradual substitu- 
tion of newspaper advertising, for the darning 
posters of other days are not merely remarkable 
phenomena in themselves, but are symptoms of 
the great and fundamental change which has 
come about In the relation between the circus 
and Its public. Divesting Itself of its long- 
exploited -character of a "great moral institu- 
tion," throwing off at the same time much of 
the glamonr and mystery that once surrounded 
It, the circus Is beginning to make its appeal 
frankly as what it is — one of the greatest, most 
diversified, and altogether most extraordinary 
amusement Institution that human ■ Ingenuity 
has devised. 

The circus really has merely changed with 
the people of the country. The early show- 
men, who had to make their way against an 
ill-Instructed and bigoted hostility, brought to 
their aid every resource of cant and charlatanry 
of which Yankee wits were capable. Respecta- 
ble people would not go to an ungodly enter- 
tainment. Very well. Then they must be 
made to believe that the entertainment was 
godly. The association of circus and menagerie, 
things which have very little natural relation, 
became universal In this country because the 
latter was an Instructional feature. Many a 
lad now of middle age was taken . "to see 
the animals" and dragged home protesting be- 
fore the "grand entry." It was Just so much 
clear gain if the animals themselves could be 
exploited as Biblical animals. One might have 
ransacked all the circuses in the country up 
to a few years ago without ' finding a hippo- 
potamus; but all that made any pretensions to 
completeness exhibited "the Behemoth of Holy 
Writ." The. menagerie cages are called "denB," 
though they fall to conform to a single one of 
the dictionary definitions, because it was In 
a" den that Daniel was thrown to the lions. 
E.. S. Hallock, writing In the Century, recalls 
that -the first wart-hog to reach America was 
billed as "the Prodigal's Swine," and the 
water-buffalo as- "the ox that treads out the 
corn." By the same method an elaborately 
costumed ballet was redeemed from profane as- 
sociations by being called Solomon and the 
Queen of Sheba, and Mr. Hallock finds In 1835 
the advertisement of A Grand Moral Repre- 
sentation of the Deluge With Appropriate Sa- 
cred Music." The street parade Itself, with 
its allegorical floats, tableaux from fairy tales 
or Bible stories, Is believed to have been in- 
vented as another fence before being dropped 
in this country it has been given up by an 
American circus in Europe, where the people 
went home after the parade, believing that they 
had seen the whole show. 

That the circus can ever be divested wholly 
of its atmosphere of romance is Impossible. 
Coming out of nowhere by night, spreading lte 
tents with magical rapidity and disappearing 
again. It will never cease to kindle the juvenile 
imagination. Eugene Wood, writing in He- 
ctare's an appreciation of the old-time circus, 
tells the old story of the country boy's ex- 
citement over the arrival of the show, as well 
as the fatal disillusionment that follows "see- 
ing It come in." The urchin shivering In the 
dawn sees for the first time that the glitter- 
ing pageant is only a vast and Intricate ma- 
chine with every part numbered, and circus 
life consists in doing the same things In the 
same way every day from the opening of the 
season to Its close. So his ambition to run 
away and become a bareback rider perishes. 

Bnt the performances themselves have only 
grown more wonderful year by year. There 
are. It Is true, some few "lost arts" to be de- 
plored. There was a feat known as "still 
vaulting" which, we are told. Is no more to-be 
seen; acrobats who once formed their pyramids 
on the backs of horses now stand- on solid 
ground; Van Amberg no longer "puts his head 
In the lion's month and tells yon all he knows" 
as a regular feature of each performance. But 
performers of to-day do other things ten-fold 
more hair-raising and difficult. The bicycle and 
the automobile .have contributed a -succession of 
gyroscopic feats Buch as even "the sports- and 
pastimes of- Imperial Rome" could not parallel. 
Creatures formerly thought stupid or lntracti- 
ble, such as seals, leopards, and geese, have 
been taught to perform extraordinary feats. 
The best -menageries have become almost as 
complete as so many zoological gardens. .. 

The change- in methods of publicity Ib bound 
to be gradual. The circuses which gave no 
street parades this -year have not yet reported 
bow the experiment has affected business. Pos- 
sibly It was tried too soon. The flaming poster 
Is not perceptibly less prominent as a -feature 
of the landscape from the car window than 
heretofore. Besides, It is not to be expected 
that all managers; will come to their decisions 
simultaneously. All stages, of this evolution 
could doubtless be discovered co-exlstlug some- 
where In the country.' The wagon show" Is bj 
no means extinct, and in some primitive regions 
may be still making its appeal on the lines of 
the early forties. 

Yet all In all, the development of the circus 
has been the steady replacement of humbug 
by the real thing. No longer pretending to 
minister to man's religious needs, the circus 
has, in fact, freed Itself from vulgarity and 
raised its tone Immensely. No longer claim 
Ing to educate, it Is really far more lnstnie 
tlve than It ever wbb before. 


DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

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Now living In retirement st Geneva, O. 


I read with Interest an article in the Scien- 
tific American, of Oct. 14, entitled "A Hun- 
dred Ways of Breaking Your Neck." The au- 
thor was probably aware of that number of 
ways by which one could accomplish that very 
easy feat, but, seemingly regarding the "loop- 
lag acts" as the most dangerous exploits, 
dwelt almost exclusively upon this sport. 

Without attempting to 

Improve upon the article ~~ 

referred to, which I re- 
gard as a well written 
account of the "loop 
acts," I shall undertake 
to explain the rea. and 
imaginary dangers of an- 
other sport, the most 
dangerous act ever per- 
formed. I refer to the 
modern balloon exhibi- 

This modern day of 
reckless and daring per- 
formers has produced 
many extremely hazard- 
ous and seemingly impos- 
sible acts, but no act, 
however blood-chllllng It 
may seem, has ever yet 
surpassed in actual dan- 
ger the old sport of bal- 
looDlng, looping the gap, 
looping the gap In a ball, 
cycle whirling, the Dev- 
il's wheel, the globe ot 
death, the Human can- 
non-ball, the Human Ar- 
row, the Human Torpedo, 
bicycle plunges from the 
loop Into a tank, the 
whirlwind of death, the 
Auto-Bolide or Dip of 
Death. Spiral Tower, high 
diving and the high wire, 
and many other thrilling 
acts, too numerous to 
mention, are but examples 

successful aeronaut: First, nerve la required. 
And It takes all your "sand" to retain jour 
aerial perch when yon make your first "jump." 
When the "chute" la cut loose from the bal- 
loon it falls like a rock until the air forces the 
umbrella-shaped vehicle open, when it sud- 
denly jerks and lurches as the force ot the 
fall Is broken. Should the trapese become en- 
tangled, the performer must dlsentagle It, 
though this is rather a skittish job, suspended 
■twlxt "Devil and Deep Sea." Sometimes the 
"chute" opens before falling a hundred feet — 
often It Is nearly twice that distance In spread- 
ing. Occasionally it never opens, and death 
Is Inevitable. 

Parachutes are delicate vehicles In which to 
trust one's life. They are subject to col- 
lapse In midair, and the oscillating tendency 
can not be overcome. Then, too, the "chute" 
Is liable to strike on trees, spires, cupalos or 
housetops In alighting, precipitating the aero- 
naut to the earth and often resulting fatally." 

I have in mind the case of Mr. L. P. Tillman, 
the young and popular aeroneant with the 
Alamo Shows, who met death in this manner, 
Aug. 8, 1905. at Horton, Kan. Some "Jumpers" 
descend In wicker baskets or even in ham- 
mocks, but the trapeze Is by far the handiest 
to an expert aeronaut and Just as safe. 

Decisiveness la essential in ballooning. One 
must be prompt to act in case of an accident. 
Cool forethought and level-headedness have 
averted many an otherwise fatal mishap, and, 
on the other band, many aeronauts bave be- 
come excited or careless, and their lives have 
paid the penalty. - 

It is the successful aeronaut who finally be- 
comes careless and, some time or other, makes 
the fatal slip. In high diving. In looping the 
loop. In L'Auto Bolide, the danger lasts but 
a few seconds; It Is either success or death. 
In ballooning the danger is ever present, from 
the moment "go" until the aeronaut alights In 
safety. Death lurks near, and patiently waits 
till the dare devil aeronaut Is oft his guard and 
then his blade falls. 

When a person ceases to fully appreciate and 
guard against the terrible dangers of balloon- 
ing, that person Is liable to suddenly end his 
or her career, and In a horrible manner. 

Skill is the third requisite qualification, and 

lookout. Fame and the allurement of danger 
has drawn many into the ranks of aeronauts. 
For my part I acknowledge a love for the cash 
aa well as the danger. 

Boy Aeronaut. 


Perhaps "Doc" Qulgley, the eccentric and 
grotesque dancer with the Al. G. Field Greater 
Minstrels, is one of the best authorities on 
"footlight dancing" In this country. In a re- 
cent talk with the Amusement Editor ot the 
Times he had some Interesting things to say 
about the various "steps." "Doc" is a se- 
rious-minded fellow, and when -off the stage is 
usually smoking remlniscently a serious look- 
ing cigar. There Isn't a bit of comedy in him 
ont in real life; be is funny only In make-up. 
He offered the following Idea upon bis act of 
the "Head Walter": "Without my elongated 
individuality," said "Doc" "I do not think 
anyone can Imitate my eccentric dance. Yon 
might give a man the natural ability to dance, 
and teach him my steps, but without an Indi- 
viduality similar to mine behind it, his work 
will fall fiat. There Is a form and character 
behind my dance just as there Is a personality 
behind the make-up of a character actor. My 
dance has never been successfully imitated. 
If some one gets the step for a while he 
lacks my long nose or long arms or long legs 
to make it go. It is a comedy dance, and 
yon will notice they call me the man with 
the funny legs. I dance with every bone In 
my body. 1 dance with my eyes and my mouth 
and my nose and my fingers. My whole body 
enters into the rythm of the dance. The pub- 
lic nowadays demands comedy In everything 
that Is offered before the footlights. I study 
to amnse. and season after season I get a 
langh. My dance is to the old clog what the 
Cakewalk is to the old French minnette. 

"Aside from the quiet, stately mlnuette 
from which it is evolved, the Cakewalk la the 
only dance that the spectator can carry in his 
mind, for It forms a distinct picture. In fact. la 
episodical In character. Yon will find my dance 
stands ont in silhouette. Seldom la the waits 
Introduced upon the stage. While the waits la 


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of the dangers to which, ii»jv i w i-.r ■ _ 
many daring men and women subject them- 
selves to win fame and fortune and the applause 
of the spectators. Bnt the balloon ascent and 
parachute drop is accompanied by more dangers, 
and subject to more frequent and fatal acci- 
dents than any other act, excepting none. 

Yon may say that It is bnt natural that I, 
being an aeronaut, should regard ballooning as 
the most dangerous. It is because I am fully 
acquainted with the business that I make this 
statement. If you think otherwise, yon are 
entitled to your opinion. But you wouldn't 
care to perform the flying trapeze act a thou- 
sand feet In midair, wonld you? 

Three qualifications are necessary to be a 


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skill is acquired only by aerial practice. I 
was a fair trapezlst when 1 made my first 
"jump," but had no more knowledge of a bal- 
loon than I bad of events that occurred dur- 
ing the crusades. True, I had served before 
the mast, but aloft on a ship at sea and aloft 
In a baloon are not exactly productive of the 
same sensations. Bnt I learned by actual ex- 
perience a few secrets of this profession which 
can only be learned by experience. 

When one becomes familiar with this work 
there is a powerful fascination in It that 
draws one deeper and deeper into its meBb.es 
from which there Is no release. The aeronaut 
enjoys a carious sensation as he rises and Boats 
hundreds of feet in midair, a feeling of su- 
preme freedom, a boundless admiration for 
the creations of nature as he views them from 
his aerial perch. It thrills, it charms, it hyp- 
notizes the soul of the beholder from his 
dizzy height. The earth sinus away until 
its cities dlssimilate and disappear. But sud- 
denly a report comes faintly up to the ear of 
the dreamer, a signal that brings him to bis 
senses. With a jerk he works the cut-off. and 
If luck favors blm he soon is sinking lower 
and lower under the broad expanse of canvas 
that buoyantly carries him again to earth. 

Sometimes the cut-off refuses to work, and 
then the aeronaut must "ride the balloon" to 
the ground. 

Mrs. Kate Broadwlck performed that per- 
ilous feat in 1904, at Arkansas City, but it Is 
ten to nothing, against allgbilng lnsafety. Mrs. 
Broadwlck Is a cool and skillful performer, and 
though she came down safe, yet I dare say 
i<he would not care to repeat that performance. 
Neither would Mr. Patnaude, who climbed band 
over hand to the upper part of his balloon by 
holding to the mesbivork of the net, to ex* 
ringulsh a blaze wblch was started by the 
accidental upward discharge of some fireworks 
which he was using in making a nlgbt dis- 
play. Such accidents often occur and nerve, 
aklll and prompt action are necessary to over- 
come them. 

I feel no fear in making a "jump," for I am 
aware that If the fatal slip does occur I shall 
xnffer no pain. Death Is sure. If all goes 
well, I shall alight In safety. I suppose I shall 
■lie like many before me, in attempting Borne 
new feat in ballooning, but I shall sleep sound 
each night till that event occurs. 

The pay of aeronauts vary. Carnival com- 
panies pay from $25 to $75 per week, but sub- 
scription ascents often bring the aeronaut f20u 
to $500. The outfit generally costs $100 to 
$175, and one assistant la necessary. Aa In 
other reckless acts the pay is not the only 

typical of ease and grace, it falls flat when 
presented before the footlights. When the 
waltz Is given upon the stage it degenerates 
Into a burlesque. The Cakewalk Is a burlesque 
of the mlnuette and is a burlesque In the true 
sense of the word. A burlesque should carry 
some of the features of the object or char- 
acter that Is being Imitated, for without the 
earmarks of the original It loses the element 
of charm. The Cakewalk baa the character- 
istic features of the mlnuette, for It savors 
of the state and dignity of the old French 
dance, while having attributes distinctly Its 
own. It is a combination of the slow, quiet 
movements of the mlnuette and the ralaxatlon 
and freedom given by the old plantation negro. 
The stiffness that comes from the dignity of 
the French dance has been relieved by the 
comedy the negro has given it. 

"The Cakewalk is the only ensemble dance in 
which there is an element of humor. It Is a 
comedy dance. Its humor Is broad, though al- 
ways softened by the statellness and grace 
handed down from the original dance. It Is 
as democratic as the American street piano, 
and its movement is invigorating. It Is a tonic. 
It Is well adapted to the stage because of Its 
freedom of movement and lack of theatrical- 
ism, an attribute that tends to enter Into other 
dances because of a certain formality that 
characterizes them when presented npon the 
stage. My dance has some of the elements of 
the Cakewalk in It. Its prime characteristic 
is comedy. It is done In silhouette -and there 
Is a general relaxation of the body." 

"Is your dance a nerve dance!" waa asked. 

"No. My dance Is executed from the hips, 
and the whole body Is as limp as a dlshrag. 
It Is entirely different from the clog dance, 
which was so closely associated with minstrelsy 
In the old days. The clog dance was executed 
by the nerves. The old-time clog dancer held 
his nerves as tight as the strings of a drum. 
You can recall the vibrations of bis wooden 
sh'-es upon the stage, can you not? Rach 
sound made by the shoe was a nerve vibra- 
tion. The public was entertained by the sound 
ratber than by the action or attitude on the 
part of the dancer. What has been the re- 
sult. Nearly all of the clog dancers have died 
of consumption. The strain npon the nerves 
was too great." 

"Do you think the clog dance will ever be 
Introduced again?" he was asked. 

"There may be a demand for It later; bnt 
not now. The crying demand is for comedy, 
and there must be some distinct "»»ctnre formed 
in the mind of the audience. Thna our act, 
'The Head Waiter,' la significant of something. 

In fact, it la a aketch with bits of 'business.' 
an introduction and a conclusion. It Is a danc- 
ing act touched over with humor and embel- 
lished to meet the demands of the times. 

"The pnBtlc Is becoming more exacting from 

year to year. The old-time aong and dance 

act would not be tolerate. What if I were 

to come before the foot- 

lights, scatter a few 

grain* of sand over the 
boards and execute a dry, 
unvarnished dog dance. 
It would not 'go.' Ther* 
must be 'color' and 'at- 
mosphere* in a dance be- 
fore the audience just aa 
there Is In any dramatic 
offering. I have recog- 
nized this fact for a tons 
time. Yon win ob se r v e 
that there Is expression In 
my dance, facial expres- 
sion as well aa expression 
of movement." 

"In your dance thin sea- 
son yon are assisted by 
four young men. What 
kind of a dance do they 

"They do a 'buck* 

"Is it a "nerve* dancer* 
"It la not. Tola dance 
Is done with the feet al- 
most excluaively. 1 taught 
them nearly all the step* 
they nse In the dance. 
The 'buck' dance would 
not go If It were not 
dressed up. And. by the 
way, one must have the 
right Instinct for "place- 
ment.* If a dance la not 
effectively placed, it win 
not go effectively. The 
. Head Walter." we be- 
lieve, has been placed to 
best advantage. Introduced as It Is. It gives 
novelty to the first part, while absorbing some 
of the color and Individuality of Its environ- 

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yon always prefer the first seat in the or- 
chestra?" ;V 

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DECEMBER 2, 1905 




Sir Henry Irving 


SIR HENRY IRVING, whose death in 
Bradford, England, recently, ended a 
wonderful career ox stage life, cov- 
ering more than half a century, was 
more than an actor. He was a man. 
It was his art that made him famous the world 
around. It was his generosity, his kindly help 
to the beginners In his profession, his tact, 
prudence.: and modesty,; that won him a warm 
placeb in ;tne hearts of all who knew him. 

The anecdotes told of Sir Henry Irving 
would fill a mighty volume if they could all 
; be collected in book form.; Many of: the stories 
told*..: otEhim Jure been remembered by his 
: friends.;: and; they, explain why the great Eng- 
lish actor won bis way Into the hearts of men. 
,They Illustrate vrhe traits of his Character net- 
;ter than. : the- most skffifnlly written eulogy. ; 

.: Generosity : was one of ; : the : notable traits In 
Blr\ Henry Irvlng's character. He gave much 
to -charity :;in his; own way; He was particu- 
laxly: generous to the unfortunate in his own 
;: profession-; '■;;:;. : ;; 

A few years ago, it Is related. Sir Henry- — 
Be was plain Henry Irving then — was sitting 
alone; in ; hi* pravite ; rooms at the Lyceum Thea- 
tres' in; London, when, after a preliminary knock, 
: a. ;man ;he ;;had never seen before entered— for 
•the actor • made it a rule to see every one, 
strangers or otherwise, who chose to call noon 
him In his leisure hours. He asked the stranger 
v Ws bnamesB,:; and ; discovered that his: caller was 
:\mv actor; out of employment.: : 

■'Ifm;: sorry," :said Irving, "but my east ia 
quite fall up: Try again another time." 

: The : caller turned slowly ; away, with dejec- 
tion::: pictured inV;tte ; hesitating; droop of his 
abbulders. As he reached : the door: Irving called 

"Marrledr? he asked. 

'•Tea." replied the. stranger. "That's the 
worsfc:of :ir»" ^My; wife is lying dangerously 111, 
smo*:iwe;;are :-rtarvtog^" ; ■; 

Irving thought for a moment, and then be- 
gan to. write something. 

"Here/* he said, "banding the man a piece 
of : paper. : "Go ;:- down to the box-office and 
leave- your name and address, and tell them 
I: ; sent: you.; : Take this;" 

The stranger took the piece of paper and 
looked at it. It was a check for £10 (¥50). 

: Edward : German,: the English composer, was 
Just a; beginner,' when, by a -strange • piece of 
; good: : fortune. / he obtained the : commission to 
write the incidental music for Irvlng's produc- 
tion of Henry Till. It was not until the music 
was finished that Irving asked him his terms. 

"Your terms are mine." replied the yonng 
composer. Whereupon Irving ' turned to Bram 
Stoker, who was standing by, and asked: 

"How much did we pay Sullivan & Mac- 

Both these composers bad reached the top 
of the ladder, and .were receiving enormous 
prices for their compositions. When Irving 
was told the price he said to German: 

"Ton wni receive the same." 


Sir Henry had an infinite fnnd of humor 
which he employed sometimes with great tact. 
He always made it & rule not : to accept pres- 
ents from strangers. A few months ago. since 
the outbreak of the war In the far east, a 
wealthy man. who was lost In admiration of 
the great actor, came up to him and said: 

"Pardon me. Sir Henry, but I want to give 
you a present." 

"What is It?" asked the actor. 

"A Russian wolfhound." 

"Sorry I can not accept It." replied Sir 
Henry. "Too see I have a Japanese valet, and 
as for myself, I'm neutral." 


On one occasion Sir Henry was giving one 
of his famous *"mldnigbts." or suppers, in this 
zoom after the performance, and among bis 
* guests was the : artist. Whistler. As It hap- 
pened.. Ivtii of Whistler's pictures were on the 
walls-, and Whistler on arrival immediately went 
to s ok at these Iandscaiies anil seemed much 
puzzled fcv *.liem. Towards the end of the 
evening- be said to his host: 

'•Irving, there's something wrong with those 
pictures of seine- Oh, I see It now; you've 
hanir xlieux *aj;tilile down." 

For a: moment Irvine; was nonplused. 
Whistler, he knew, was "touchy" on the sub- 
ject of hte pictures. Bnt Irvlng's prudence 
: in saving Ore- situation asserted Itself. 

"Is ti>*t scr" he replied, carelessly. "But 
you forget, my dear fellow, how blind I am. 
»*»<* it ir *:»» taken you all the evening to 
discover th&l Toor own pictures were npslde 
idoten.^ surely;; there Is excuse for me In con- 
slderatfc of my bad sight. 


It wa at »■. Merlvale matinee that an In- 
cident o«iiR i ?(! to prove how his realism Im- 
pressed Ills Hence. Among the siiectators 
t«n 3 woman, a regular theatregoer, who for 
the first time saw Irving In that beautiful 
little play of Doyle's. Waterloo. 
v. When the curtain fen a long about of ap- 
plause greeted the great actor, and In the 
guise of the veteran Brewster he came before 
; the curtain. Bnt the andlence was not satis- 
fled, they recalled him again and again. 

At last, when they continued to cheer him 

as the curtain fell on his fifth call, the woman 
in question got up, and, carried away by Ir- 
vlng's realistic acting, shouted: 

"Stop clapping. It's too much for the old 
soldier. It's cruel to make him bow again." 

Sir Henry has always shown a desire to keep 

ways knew his step when he arrived and would 
run out to meet him and then follow him to 
bis dressing-room, and sit purring on the 


It Is always said of Irving that he never 
required more of any member of bis company 
than he had a right to expect In proportion 
to the salary paid. He knew better than 
most actor-managers the market value of tal- 
ent, and he paid accordingly. One day when 
superintending Lyceum rehearsals, a super in- 
tensely annoyed him. . The super had one line 
to say, which was, "The enemy are upon us." 
The tone of. voice this super assumed soon got 
on Irvlng's nerves. 

"For heaven's sake," he exclaimed, "speak 
it as if the enemy were in the wings. They 
might be miles away from the way you say 

"If I could say it better I should be earn- 
more than 25 shillings a week," he retorted. 

"Is that all you get!" asked Sir Henry. 

"Yes, and I have others besides myself to 

"Very well, then, speak it as yon like," 
But before the first night the super was 
speaking his lines as "the governor" -wished 
him to, and the Lyceum exchequer was deb* 
lted with more than 25 shillings a week In 


When Irving wanted to he nasty he could 


Is appearing in the leading vaudeville houses doing a singing specialty of extreme 
merit. Her voice Is of an extraordinary quality and tone and she possesses a gift for sing- 
ing folklore songs which few singers can equal. Of English birth, she has embraced in her 
repertoire a number of songs of old England, as well as ballads of Scotland and the rollick- 
ing tunes so dear to the Irish heart. In classic ballads she excels, having an extensive re- 
pertoire of high class songs. 

In the background. It will be noticed that 
on the play bills be appears as simply "Henry 
Irving." in the same type as is used for the 
name of the humblest member of the cast. 
But some years ago he was acting in the prov- 
inces, and those responsible for the bills issued 
posters on which he was mentions as the "fa- 
mous Sir Henry Irving." 

Irving at once sent for the head printer. 

"Look here," he said. "Ton are not to 
print another bill with all those flourishes be- 
fore my name. Yon are to see that In the 
future my name reads as simple Henry Ir- 
ving, and In quite small type." 

Tiie printer retired. Next day Irving was 
horrified to find the town flooded with posters 
which announced that "Simple Henry Irving" 
would that night fill a certain role at the 


The black cat which was always to be seen 
sitting on the widow of the stage doorkeeper's 
office of the Lyceum was as famous as the 
theatre Itself. It was originally a stray cat, 
and one nlgbt It bolted Into tbe theatre for 
safety Just as Sir Henry arrived. Tbe at- 
tendants began to hunt It ont, and the terri- 
fied beast ran at the great actor, who caoght 
It up In his arms. 

"Kindly understand," he said severely to 
those about him, "that this cat from to-night 
becomes one of my staff, and any one 111 treat- 
ing it will be dismissed." 

The cat remained at tbe Lyceum till the 
expiration of Sir Henry's reign there. It al- 


be, remarked an old Lyceum hand once. His 
patience with the rank and file was extraor- 
dinary, but where a rebuke was deserved Irv- 
lng's biting sarcasm was quite to the occa- 
sion. : 

There was in one production a super who, 
though he had only a couple of lines to speak, 
made his entrance in such a way as to lead 
one to believe he was sustaining the leading 
role, and his behavior to his fellow-actors was 
equally unwarrantable. Irving soon got on the 
track of thlB man and ran him to earth at 
rehearsal. In due time the super entered hold- 
ing bis head In the air and recited his line, 
"My lord, the carriage is waiting." 

"Let's have it a bit louder," said Irving. 

The man repeated it In a louder tone, where- 
upon Sir Henry demanded that it should be 
repeated again still louder. Yet again did 
be make the super repeat It and louder still, 
and yet again was the same demand made. 
Tbe man was becoming enraged, and at last 
shrieked out the words. 

"Very good," said Sir Henry. "Very good 
Indeed, but couldn't you just manage to put 
a shade of temper into It?" 

A pay roll which has Just come to light of 
the old Queen's Theatre, London, which nsed 
to stand In Long Acre, but which disappeared 
years ago from the list of London playhouses, 
was discovered recently. This pay roll is 
dated 1807, at which time the present Sir Henry 
Irving, his famous comrade. Ellen Terry, and 
Sir Charles Wyndham, Toole, and Lionel I 

Brough all were members of the company at 
the Queen's. 

Oddly enough, according to this record. Sir 
Henry's salary at that time was only £2, 13s 
4d, or about $13 a week, whereas the present 
Sir Charles Wyndham was getting $15 and El- 
len Terry $25. Lionel Brough, who must now 
be receiving at least $200 a week from Beer- 
bohm Tree, was then drawing $12.50. Toole 
was by far the best paid member of the 
company, with a salary of nearly $60 a week, 
or about what a "star" of to-day would spend 
on motoring. 


On Sir Henry's first visit to San Francisco 
be fell so much In love with the Bohemian 
club that he gave every member a life pass 
to the Lyceum Theatre In London, and when 
be sold the Lyceum a few years ago he stipu- 
lated -that the Bohemian passes should be hon- 
ored as long as the theatre stood. 

Irvlng's reception at the Bohemian club was 
as wlerd as it was novel. He was escorted 
to the dining-room by & clnb member made up 
as Cardinal Wolsey. In the dining hall a 
stage had been erected. On the stage stood 
George Bromley, the high priest, who con- 
ducted Irving through a ridiculously funny 

Suddenly there appeared on the stage eight 
of the characters Irving had made famous — 
Macbeth, Louis XI., Mathias. Cardinal Wol- 
sey, Thomas a Becket, Shylock, and Richard 
III. — all in complete costume. 

They marched to the front of the stage, and, 
pointing their fingers at Irving, recited In 

"You who have painted to the modern 
world — " 

Then each of. them spoke his line. Macbeth 
said, "My blood-stained soul"; Louis XI.. "My 
mean hypocrisy," and so on, following in 
unison again with another line. 

The orchestra meantime rhas accompanied 
this scene with pianissimo music, which when 
the phalanx spoke "List, list; O, list!" broke 
out Into Ta-ra-ra boom-de-ay, and Shylock, 
the cardinals, Macbeth, and the others all 
took hands and Joined In the wild dance. 


Among the many people entertained by Sir 
Henry Irving during his lesseeshlp of the Ly- 
ceum was Mark Twain. Irving gave him a 
banquet in the green room after a perform- 
ance one night, with a most distinguished 
company present. When Sir Henry arose to 
propose the guest's health, the letter's name 
escaped him completely, and the result was 
something like this, but the reader must im- 
agine the high nasal tones of the actor, his 
twitches, and snorts: 

"Gentlemen: I rise to perform a very agree- 
able duty — a most extraordinary and pleas- 
urable honor {mental aside: 'What Is that 
name?']. We have with lis to-night as our 
guest the most distinguished of our com- 
patriots from across the water pl'd give to- 
night's receipts if I conld think who the devil 
be is'] — a man whom you all know and love 
[Ha! ha!]— a man whose genial humor, whose 
delicate satire has amused and entertained two 
hemispheres t'Drat my memory!'] a man whose 
name is a household word wherever the English 
language is Bpoken ['Except to me!'] — A man 
in a word who is the laughing link which binds 
England and America closer than any Inter- 
national treaty can do. I propose the health 

of — of— this man — I propose the health of— of 
— [In a sudden burst of menmonlc discovery]— 
of Samuel Mark Twain!" 


The following are some of the big London 
sucesses and the number opposite each Is the 
number of performances given In the British 

Charley's Aunt ..1.408 A Runaway Girl.. 598 

Our Boys 1,302 The Gondoliers .. 554 

The Private Secre- NIolie 630 

tary overl.000 The Shop Girl .. -540 

~ The Girl From 

The Chinese Hon 
eymoon ....overl.000 

Dorothy n:u 

San Toy 
La Poupee 

The Geisha 700 

A Country Girl 

over 700 
Sweet Lavender 

about 700 

Patience 700 

The Toreador ..... 075 

The Mikado 072 

Our Flat ....... 645 

Kay's ......over 500 

The Cirms Girl.. 403 

over S0O Qunlltr Street ... 459 
.... 778 The Yeoman of , 

the Guard . 423 

Veroniqiie ... .over 450 
The Catch of the 

Season . .". .over 400 

lolnnthe 398 

The Pirates of 

Pemtanee 363 

The Walls of Jer- 
icho over 300 

"Is your husband fond of fiction?" asked the 
literary woman. 

"Yes, Indeed," replied Mrs. II. E. Woodbe. 
"His favorite Is the 'detalned-at-the-theatre' 
narrative, with tbe 'sick-friend' story a close 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

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So name In theatricals carries more weight 
than does that of Julia Marlowe, who Is appear- 
ing again this season with E. ;H. Sotbern in 
SLiaki-spearean roles. Her Portia, Katberine 
a:id Viola possess an artistic finish that will 
bear favorable comparison with the portrayal 
of any other actress of any time. Miss Marlowe 
also enjoys the distinction of being one of tbe 
most beautiful women on the stage. 


Blanche Walsh Is repeating tWs season on 
tour the success she attained at the Herald 
Square Theatre,- New York City, last winter. In 
that Interesting and absorbing Fitch drama. 
The Woman In the. Case. Miss Walsh scored 
her greatest personal hit in Besurrectlon. She 
Is one of our, best known dramatic actresses, 
and is one of the hardest working artists on 
the stage. 



Another of our younger actors is Robert Ede- 
son, whose personal success in Strongheart at 
tbe Hudson Theatre last season recommended 
a repetition of the v-rhlcle this season. Mr. 
Bdeson was so warmly applauded at the Savoy 
Theatre a* his opening this fall that he was 
forced to respond with a short curtain speech. 
His road tour Is meeting with equal success. 
Mr. Ed-son Is endowed with a strong personal- 
ity and a determination to be in the front of the 
stellar ranks. 


Ten years ago Grace George; now starring In 
The Marriage of William Ashe, was practically 
unknown to the profession. Born in Brooklyn, 
N. Y.. not much over a quarter of a ctntury 
ago. Miss George early manifested a desire for 
the stage. But a zealous mamma put her In 
a convent where she received her early educa- 

and her Abagall last season scored a long and 
cessfnl ran at the Savoy Theatre, New York, 
In her new play there Is said to be much oppor- 
tunity for the display of her peculiar talents. 


Miss Dale is again this season appearing as 
leading woman for John Drew, her impersona- 
tion being that of Jacqueline Marple In De 
Lancey. Miss Dale's work last season In The 
Duke of Klllicrankle received universal praise, 
but as Miss Marple she is considered even more 


Robert B. Mantell is each year becoming more 
popular as a classic actor. His reception this 
season at the Garden Theatre, New York, baa 
Brady has provided him with costly productions 
of Richard III., Richelieu. Hamlet, Othello and 
King Lear, and his success In this repertoire 
been In the nature of a personal oration. Mr. 

Jeska's company and at the close of that engage- 
ment he once more returned to England, to 
support Miss "Wallls in a line of characters that 
Included Romeo, Orlando and Charles Surface. 
For three years thereafter he labored continu- 
ously in the legitimate. In the meantime he 
had attracted the attention of Dion Boncicault, 
who was then starring in England. The result 
was that on bis return to the United States he 
bore a warm recommendation from Boncicaolt to 
the leading American managers. He was: given 
the part of Jack Heme In The Romany Rye. and 
then traveled two seasons with Fanny Daven- 
port, when he made: his memorable bit as Loria 
Ipanoff In fFcdora. He then created the lead- 
ing part in Called Back, and later was en- 
gaged for Steele Mackaye's Dakolar. after which 
he toured for a short time in Tangled Lives, a 
modern drama written by John W. Kellar, » 
newspaper editor. Mr. Mantell then brought out 
Monbars, Louis. Kathal's revival of The Corsi- 
oan Brothers, and It by The Marble Heart, 
Othello, Hamlet, The Face in the Moonlight, A 
Secret Warrant, and -later Tbe Daggar and the 

The mention of Miss Robson's name la suffi- 
cient to draw capacity to any house. This fall 
■he has been renewing acquaintances with west- 
ern theatregoers in her success of two seasons* 
Merely Mary Ann, the longevity of which is 
in a large masure due to the clever wlnsomness 
of the popular actress. Miss Robson will 
shortly appear In New York City in a new ve- 


Messrs. Kane, Shlpman 4 Colvln nave this 
season provided Miss Knott with, an entirely 
new and very lavish production of her last sea- 
son's succiss. When Knighthood Was In r lower. 
Many nice things have been said about Miss 


James Thompson, author of the weU-kaowx 
poem. The Seasons, did not Immediately enjoy 
the favor of fortune to which- bis merit and 
reputation entitled him. During the time when,: 
his works had their greatest vogue, be was re- 
duced to embarrassing extremities. He had been 
forced to contract numerous debts; one of bis 
creditors, immediately following the publication 
>f his poem. Tbe Seasons, caused bis arrest. In 
the expectation that he would at once be paid 
by the publisher. 

M. Qnln. a comedian, learned of the misfor- 
tune of Thompson; be knew bun only by bis 
poem, and not limiting himself to mere pity; as . 
many a rich person does, and being In a posi- 
tion to assist him, he promptly presented blm- 

Knott. Her Legia In the original company of 
wmtney & Knowles' Quo Vadis was of such 
a finished nature as to secure for her unusually 
favorable criticism from all centers. Snbse- 
S ! ' nt, £: Empress Josephine In Julia Arthur's 
More Than Queen, Katlnka In A Modern Magda- 
ene and Kate In Cousin Kate have placed her 
•n an enviable posttlon. In addition to her 
present v, hide. Miss Knott will give another 
P'ay a try-ont before the season closes In June, 
ana next season will probably shelve her pres- 
ent vehicle for the nvw one. 


This well known English actor comes over 
every season and captures a goodly amount of 
"? praise which the public and press deal 
out to the profession. It has probably b. en re- 
served for tills season to bring fcrtb his great- 
est lilt for lis portrayal of Capt. Jumes Wvnne- 
Wte. Jim Carson In The Squaw Man. has all 
lie attributes of a lasting slice ss. Mr. Favcr- 
siiam Is a conscientious player and la well 
ueservlng the success he baa attained. 


Jos Wheelock, Jr., is the newest of our stars, 
raving only tills season been added to the stel- 
lar ranks by Mr. Frohman. who put him in the 
lejiiiing role of George Ade's latest and prom- 
ising comedy. Just Out of College. That he has 
proven worthy of this el. vatlon Is the opinion 
or the New York tlieatregolng public, for he 
lias been attracting large audiences to the Ly- 
ceum theatre. Mr. Wheelock Is not unknown 
mn ski., of New York, because he has appeared In 
a number of leading roles In Mr. Frohman's 
companies and has established himself as a 
worthy and capable player. 

tion. Leaving the convent she applied to 
Ci as. Froliumn for a position In one of hie 
companies. Quite a bold tiling to do. bnt It 
wasn't long before she was making a hit in the 
farce. A New Roy. Charl y's Aunt followed 
The next season she created the role of Gretoh 
en In The Wandering Minstrel, under the man- 
agement of Auguste Van Biene. A s ason In 
vaudeville was followed by a short engagement 
with Charles B. Welles In Frederick Lemaitre. 
The greatest hit of her « arller career was In sup- 
port of Clias. Dickson In Jealousy and An Un- 
developed Bud. Her portrayal of tbe title role 
In the latter piece brought her to the attention 
of Wm. A. Brady who put her in The Turtle 
and Flfl. and lat r In Ben Hur, and then in the 
stellar roles of The Countess Chiffon and Her 

Miss George's big hit, however, was reserved 
for the season of 1001. when she appeared In 
Lottie Blair Parker's Under South rn Skies. 
Her New York engagement lasted from Nov. 12 
to Jan. 11 and would l;ave continued longer bad 
Mr. Brady been able to secure longer time. 
She has been very successful of recent years. 

is little short of marvelous, when we take into 
consideration the present predilection for musical 
productions. Mr. Mantell will probably tour 
Australia at the close of his American engage- 
ments in April. 

Robert Bruce Mantell was born In Irvine. 
Ayrshire, Scotland, not far from the birthplace* 
of Robjert Burns. He began his stage career 
In the: Lancashire town of Rochdale. In England. 
He played there the Sergeant In Arrah-na-Pogue. 
and Father Dolan in The Shaughraun. and soon 
afterwards toured In the company of Miss Mar- 
riott, an English actress, whose professional 
tast's led her to; attempt Hamlet, Romeo and 
Ricl'ard III. Later: he became associated with 
Charles Matthews, whom he has always looked 
upon as his dramatic instructor. On quitting 
Matthews he Joined Mr and Mrs. George S. 
Knight for a brief. English tour. Then Mr. 
Mantell came to America with the intention of 
Joining the Boston Museum Stock Company, bnt 
a hitch in the arrangements resulted in his early 
return to England, where he appeared In sup- 
port of the leading lights of th ■ British stage 
Later be returned to this country to Join Mo- 

self at the bouse of the balllS wolther Thomp- 
son had been taken. He readily obtained per- 
mission to see him. 

"Sir." he said to him, "I do not believe 1 
have tbe honor to know you, but my name Ii 
Qnln." The poet replied that tbongh he did not 
know him personally, yet his name and merit 
were not unknown to him. Quln prayed to 
be permitted to sup with him, and begged that 
he would not take It, amiss that be bad bad pre- 
pared some dishes.*' 

The repast was gay. When the desert waa 
brought in, "Let us talk business at present." 
said Quln to him. "Just for a moment. You 
are my creditors Dr. Thompson. I owe you 
a hundred ponnds.Csterllng, and I nave come to 
pay yon." 

Thompson put on a grave air. and complained 
that be bad taken advantage of : his misfortune 
to Insult him. "Upon my ; honor." maintained 
the comedian. "I have no such intention.; Here 
la the bank note which shall attest my sincerity, 
in regard to the debt which I would discharge, 
this Is how It has been contracted: I read the 
other day your poem on Tbe Seasons. Tbt' pleas- 
ure it afforded me merited my gratitude.^ The;:: 
notion has come to me since I am possessed of > 
some of this world's goods.to make my; will/: 
and leave a small ltgacy to those to whom I; am. 
under obligations. In consequence; I nave ;be- ; 
queathed a hundred pounds to the antnor: of 
The Seasons. 

"This morning I heard said that you were 1a 
this prison, and I fancied that it would afford 
me greater pleasure to pay you my legacy at -a 
time when you appeared to be in especial need t 
of it, rather than leave that care to the exeoE 
utor of my will, who would perhaps not nave : 
opportunity to discharge the duty when, yoo 
should be In greater need." 

A present made in this manner, and to sim- 
ilar circumstances, could not but prove accepta- 
ble, and he received it with much gratitude. J 

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Xtie Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 







JOHN H. W. BYiBNE Is a well-known 
figure In the vaudeville world. For 
":■:■■ twenty-five years he lias occupied s 
no unimportant niche In the variety 
ranks. :-:-; Being an actor of sterling 
. worth, conscientious, painstaking and of artistic 
inclination, Mr. Byrne is. as well a stuilent and 
somewhat of a philosopher. At present he is 
appearing with Miss LylIIan Leigbton In a little 
one act play written by htmself, entitled A 
Matrimonial -Revolution, and .is meeting with 
merited success. 
Through Ms long association with the vaude- 
; ; vllle '^business.: ■ having played from coast to 
coast -: -many > times.: and ; being a keen observer, 
.Mrv-Byrne; has had ample opportunity to study 
conditionsr as they were : In the early days and 
; as : they: exist . at the present time; 

The other day, while he was favoring us with a 
can at the Chicago offices of The -Billboard, tht 
writer; having in mind a special contribution for 
the Christmas number and desiring to present 
matter of real Interest and value to our read- 
ers. It occurred to "us that we could choose no 
better subject for Illumination than that of 
"Vaudeville," and to this end, solicited Mr. 
Byrne to give us the benefit of his experience 
and an opportunity to present a few Ideas con- 
cerning vaudeville as it appeared to him. And 
without comment, either pro or con, thustlng 
trdscontrrbntlon may fulfill its mission, and 
-:with-3ierry. Christmas : greetings to our profes- 
sional friends everywhere, we submit Mr* Byrne's 
chat, aa follows: . • 


IWhile the Inclination of the managers of the 
better class of vaudeville houses generally Is 
to Improve the character of their program and 
give- the public absolutely the best talent ob- 
tainable, that point, unfortunately. Is often en- 
tirely overlooked by some managers of the 
s malle r ; houses In making up their bHls. Not- 
withstanding- this, they will Insert advertise- 
ments In the dramatic papers, soliciting corre- 
spondence from artists, using such familiar 
phrases as "Nothing too good for this nouse;" 
The~besfc:l»:none too good;" "No act too big; 
no salary- too nigh; but you must deliver the 
goods/*; etc; 

Upon the appearance of these high-sounding 
advertisements, these managers sre deluged with 
letters from all points of the theatrical com- 
pass, from all classes of vaudeville performers, 
whose salaries range all the way from compar- 
atively.; nothing to the entire earning capacity 
. of the theatre, offering their services. 

Not Infrequently, artists playing In the better 
class of houses, on the Keith. Orpheum, Proctor 
and other big circuits," have open time which 
they can not conveniently fill on the larger cir- 
cuits, and. attracted by the advertisements of 
the small house manager.: who wants "only the 
best; -headllners preferred." write to him ^for 
time. What is generally the result? 

In face of the fact that these artists are play- 
ing on first-class; circuits, they not Infrequently 
will receive a reply from a smaB -house man- 
ager something on this order; "We do not 
know your act;'* "Where have you played?" 
"Get some one to recommend you." Or, on thi* 
other- . hand, will be tritely informed ; "Tour sal- 
ary Is too high. Our limit Is fifty dollars." 

Odd, isn't it? When the small house manager 
r has positively announced: the best Is none too 
good, and no salary too Ugh for an artist who 
delivers the goods. Will some bright man tell 
us how they expect to get headllners for fifty 

Another answer the vaudeville artist fre- 
quently receives; "We can not book your act 
until we have seen you." In addressing the 
manager the artist has most probably enclosed 
the programs .from :; one or more of the best 
houses In the country: for: the purpose: of Im- 
pressing him with the standing and value of the 
attraction offered. Notwithstanding this, the 
manager will often not book the act until be 
sees it, he will not ablate by the business and 
artistic judgement: of managers who are spend- 
: Ings -thousands every year for the best, whose 
experience- enables them to recognize and appre- 
ciate: true merit from a histrionic as well aa 
from a box office standpoint. 
"In other words, a criterion .which would pass 
C muster: In the commercial -world will not suffice 
in a certain strata of the; vaudeville business. 
-The team with a sketch written for them at 
.a cost of; two- or three hundred, dollars or more, 
as the case, may be. nicely costumed, well 
acted, and produced with an eye- to every essen- 
. tial; to please:- the public -has -no more value in 
the estimation of a certain class of vaudeville 
j 'managers:;: than the team which -comes along 
with: a. sketch of their "own" making, writ- 
tett^swith-r-the -assistance; of Madison's Budget 
professional copies of music. The latter, 
.lacklng'lexperience:: and with no Investment, are 
granted as much consideration In tie judgment 
of these managers as the artists who have In- 
vested hundreds of: dollars, spent years In prepar- 
ation; -and are- thoroughly seasoned with long 
experience in. the:: very -best grade of -houses. 

frequently teU you in the most grandiloquent 
manner, "I write all me own acts." He means 
well in that assertion, but he does not "write" 
—he merely copies. 

I have since last March played with seventeen 
different teams in seventeen different vaudeville 
theatres. Every one of the seventeen teams, 
notwithstanding their letter-heads set out with 
glaring headlines "We are sMctly original," 
In touch with the times," "Up to the minute," 
etc.. all w<-re doing the same act. almost ident- 
ically word for word. Instead of being "up 
to the minute," they were all the way from 
fifteen to thirty-five years behind the times; but 
at that were considered Just as big In the 
eyes of some of the house managers as the more 
progressive teams that had availed themselves 
of the pen-abilttles of such clever men as Geo. 
M. Cohan, Will Creasy and others. Now why la 
this thus? 

Take the letter-head so much In vogue In these 
modern days of the vaudeville business. You 
will find "Neat and refined knock-about ec- 
centrics." Another team win send out a lurid 
letter-head which says, "We do a neat, refined 
society sketch;" and the elegant phraseology of 
their presentation amply confirms the statement. 
Witness such delicious bits of rhetoric as, "O, 
you alob!" "Go, chase yourself!" "Go, lay an 
egg!" "Mag, give us eight cents and we'll rush 
the growler,'/ etc. It is undeniable that some 
managers accept this as high grade comedy. 
Apparently good English and well formed phrases 
would Jar upon them much as a discord would 
grate upon the sensitive ear of a good musician. 
Artists who speak English aa it should be 
spoken and endeavor to m«*Trf.*T. a high stand- 
ing In their stage work— have these aforesaid 
managers "up In the air," and consequently they 
(the managers) do not care for leal society 

To the vulgar eye a ohromo may appear as a 
work of art. bat you could never make that same 
eye appreciate a Michael Angelo. The Inference 
la obvious. 

Commercial employers, as a rule, surround 
themselves with experts to carry on the dif- 
ferent branches of their business. Would that 
It were always so in the vaudeville business. 
It Is certainly trne that on some of the so- 
called "popular priced" circuits there are "act- 
ing managers" who do not know the first thing 
about the show business and yet are allowed to 
sit in judgement upon an artist's first appear- 
ance. In this connection I would ask, will a 
merchant pay as much for a bolt of cotton as 
he will for a bolt of silk. Certainly not. But 
an "acting manager" has . a "limit," and all 
acts look alike to. him. 

Why Is It that artists with a big attractiod 
are often told by managers: "We can not 
play you for two years; you played for Mr. 
Toledo over on the avenue." Quite true, but 
we will say the act has been a big hit on the 
avenue, In fact, the talk of the town attract- 
ing many people to the avenue establishment for 
the first time. But the Opposition house will not 
avail itself of the drawing power of this act, 
for which the first manager has largely paid, 
but rather prefers to let the attraction He In 
oblivion for two years, refusing to play it 
until It has been forgotten. This, I believe. Is 
the answer: Some managers are continually 
fi gh t in g each other over the shoulders of the 
performer. He Is the buffer 

. .Why do some' managers' toje-rate a repetition, 
week: In; and,.week but. throughout the entire sea- 
son.? ;;; Why ;-do^ they not ; tell : performers they 
must have;. new material and those opening with 
acts consisting of nothing more than old Jokes 
and end gags, which have done service since 
the days -of old Dan Emmett, can not find 
a place on the programme, after their first ap- 
pearance? Anent these acts, it would appear 
that the average vaudeville performer has an 
ambition to be his own Shakespeare. He will 

He Is one manager of this country to whom 
vaudeville artists owe an undying debt of grat- 
itude. He has been instrumental In lifting 
the vaudeville business to almost the highest 
pinnacle of the amusement world, making it 
possible for vaudeville performers to appear be- 
fore and entertain a class of people who once 
never imagined snch a thing possible. 
How did Mr. Keith do this? 
By appealing to the primary sense of his pa- 
trons. He first appealed to the eye by decor- 
ating the front of his theatres in a pleasing 
manner, which immediately achieved the purpose 
of attracting the patronage of the best class 
of people who previously would not even wslk 
on the same side of the street. Upon passing 
the portals »f Mr. Keith's theatres the eye was 
greeted with the same delicious display of 
beauty; potted plants, ferns, beautiful paintings, 
animate and Inanimate specimens of the won- 
dermaker's art. No vulgar freaks of nature 
to offend, but everything about the place pleas- 
ing to the sight— the first sense. Tastily cos- 
tumed attendants, polite and courteous, were 
ever ready to look after and satisfy the wants 
of ladles and children; and so it was throughout 
his establishment. At all times this courteous, 
never-flagging Interest for the care of his pa- 
trons prevailed. But he did not stop there. It 
was even so on the stage. Many a vaudeville 
performer remembers bis first Monday's appear- 
ance at Keith's" In Boston. Even while on the 
stage he would bear the buzzer. Immediately 
the stage manager's ear would be connected with 
the spi aklng-tube. From the office would come: 
"Ten so and so to cut this or that out," etc. 

Keith's motto Is: "It Is better to have an act 
a failure than to offend one patron of the the- 
atre." Many a performer In -those days thought 
his theatrical career was dimmed and damned 
forever by the Spartan censorship of Mr. B. F. 
Keith. Quite to the contrary, the majority of 
these self-same artists are to-day headllners, and 
many of them are getting more salary than at 
that time was paid for an entire show. 

But Mr. Keith did not neglect the performer. 
Who does not remember the beautiful bath- 

rooms, clean towels, fresh soap and refreshing 
bath ready for the taking? While Mr. Keith 
was strict, he was Just, and eliminated only 
that which he believed would work harm for the 
performer, and lower the high standard he set 
out to maintain. 

Mr. Keith was the upllf ter of the variety bus! 
ness. Out of variety he evolved vaudeville. 
H.! raised salaries, and nothing was ever really 
too good for his theatre. Some vaudeville per- 
formers were observing enongh to profit by Mr. 
Keith's censorship; they had sense enough to 
have the dialogue of their act edited; and while 
doing so they may have cut out a laugh here 
and there, still they found their act better than 
ever before — because they were playing to 
better class of people. Others who were not 
progressive, rather retrogressive, would not profit 
by the lesson, and aa a result are still where 
they were twenty years ago, when Mr. Keith 
first invented vaudeville. 

Now If managers of the better class, like 
Mr. Keith, Percy Williams, Martin Beck. Oscar 
Hammerstein, Kohl & Castle, Shea of Buffalo, 
P. P. Proctor, Hyde & Behmann, Mr. Chase, of 
Baltimore, and others of like calibre, will give 
us beautiful theatres in which to appear and 
polite audiences to receive our acts, is it not 
the bounded duty of every artist playing at 
these houses to exert every effort to beautify 
his act; to don neat, clean, fashionable cloth- 
ing, eliminate vulgarisms, and in every way 
make their act as absolutely pure and clean as 
possible? I will wager there are many per- 
formers who tell jokes and stories and do bits 
of business upon the stage in these theatres, 
who would not think of appearing in a similar 
role at home before their own families. Why 
should they offend and Insult the public, which 
supports them? Xet there are many who persist 
in doing that very thing. They frequently have 
a grievance against a manager who "calls them 
down." So long as they persist In transgres- 
sions against common decency so long may they 
expect to he reprimanded by the, manager, and 
after a little will find their names erased from 
his booking list. I believe the moral of this 
is, the performer should help to elevate himself 
and not ask the manager to do It all. 

On the other hand, there are obligations rest- 
ing upon managers as well as performers. Clean, 
sanitary dressing rooms, separate toilets for 
ladies and gentlemen back of the stage, safe 
exit and egress from and to the stage, the 
teaching to the house employees of courtesy and 
politeness to artists, and many other things, 
which do not seem to be considered essential- It 
Is true that frequently an act will come Into 
a house carrying a great deal of paraphernalia, 
which takes up stage room and interferes with 
the comfort and convenience of other artists. 
Bnt, with very few exceptions, the comfort 
and convenience of artists never enters into 
the arrangements of some managers. We may 
cite: Dirty stairs leading to the stage, up and 
down which ladles have to pass with their ex- 
pensive wardrobe and hosiery of delicate tints 
and texture, which are not Infrequently ruined 
the very first time they are worn in the" thea- 
tre, or if not rained, are so thoroughly bedrag- 
gled with filth that a visit to the cleaner's Is 
necessary and occasions no Inconsiderable ex- 
pense. These things are often overlooked at the 
back of the stage. 

"Do you believe that the general trend of 
the vaudeville business Is upward?" I asked Mr. 

i do. The vaudeville business, from being 
in the vernacular, a Vchaser," we may say, has 
become a leading factor in the show business to- 
day. In proof of this assertion, look at the 
number of houses being erected. _ not yearly, 
monthly nor weekly, but every day, all over 
our broad land, devoted exclusively to vaudeville. 
Take that magnificent temple, the Majestic, now 
under construction in Chicago" at a cost of a 
million dollars. Consider the -number of thea- 
tres originally, devoted to dramatic entertainment 
now being devoted to vaudeville. Look at the 
number of stock companies traveling throngh 
the country that Introduces vaudeville between 
the acts. 

Then consider the number of theatres which 
have been built In England during the last 
fifteen years, devoted exclusively to vaudeville. 
It is a matter of record that forty-seven dra- 
matic houses in England In the past seven years 
have been converted Into vaudeville bouses. 

White vaudeville has taken great leaps and 
bonnds 'Into favor. Its success as a form of en- 
tertainment Is not greater than that of the men 
and women who have graduated from Its ranks. 
Briefly, we may mention Nat. C. Goodwin, Wil- 
liam H. Crane. Francis Wilson. Frank Daniels, 
Ezra Kendall, Fay Templeton .Weber and Fields. 
Charles E. Evans. Ward and Vokes. Andrew 
Mack, Nat. Willie. Chauncey 01cott.Jeffersn 
DeAngells, Eddie Foy, John T. Kelley, John 
C. Slavln, Honey-Boy Evans, Arthur Dunn, the 
Four Cohans, and many others, who to-day are 
strongly In the public eye. 

Ask any producer of musical comedy what he 
could do without graduates from the vaude- 
ville ranks. He will answer yon, "Nothing." 
The producer of musical comedy avails himself 
of the vaudeville graduate's services because 
all his training as a variety performer has 
taught him to be self reliant, and he does not 
have to depend entirely upon the author. If the 
lines provided in the comedy do not go the 
manager knows full well the graduate will fix 
it up for the next performance. If there is a 
weak scene in the piece, the variety performer 
'Interpolates a song and dance he or she may 
have used In the old days. 

On the variety stage the "graduates" may 
have been singers, dancers, comedians, musicians 
magicians or acrobats, and they can always be 
depended upon to build up a weak scene. 

Your legitimate performer speaks the lines ex- 
actly as the author laid them down. If they 
are weak, the legitimate actor makes no changes 
He does not care, for In the legitimate it Is 
not the actor who makes the failure. It Is the 
piece or part. It is different with the variety 
performer. If his act Is a failure the managers 
do not say it is bad, but "Poor Jenkins Is be- 
hind the times-^he is gone."-' : - 

While It Is true a great many vaudeville per- 
formers are Imitative, yet we have a great many 
clever men who are creative, such as George 
Thatcher, B. G. Knowles, George Fuller Golden 
James J. Morton. Willis P. Sweatman, whose 
great charm of entertainment as monologulsta 
lies entirely In their personality and originality 
And so we nave singers, we have acrobats, we 


The above Is an excellent likeness of Zoa 
Mathews, the dainty comedienne, who is now 
appearing on the leading vaudeville circuits in 
her original basket dance. She is the first to 
Introduce the basket dance in vaudeville. Miss 
Mathews was formerly one of America's best 
coon shouters, and with her plckanninies made 
a hit from New York to 'Frisco. Her success 
in the basket dance is marked and it may be 
said in due Justice that her performance is one 
of the big novelty singing acts of the season. 
Miss Mathews is a beautiful woman, and has 
an elaborate stage wardrobe. She Is appearing 
under the management of Mr. J. J. Murdock, of 
the Western Vaudeville Association. 

have jugglers, who are original. Consider Cbas. 
T. Aldrlch, Harrlgan, O. K. Sato and C. W. 
Fields, who, though a comparatively young man 
in the profession, has attained an International 
reputation in the .vaudeville business. Then let 
us take the man who has created the greatest 
novelty the vaudeville world has ever seen, and 
who probably has more Imitators than hairs on 
his head, Everhart. the Hoopologlst. Take Ma- 
gician Howard Thurston, the "man with the 
cards." or Nelson Downs, "the man with the 
coins." While it is true neither of these men 
originated the style of work they are doing they 
still demonstrate that It is quite possible to hold 
an audience -with but one special feature, while 
others often have to depend upon a stage foil 
of paraphernalia. - 

Thurston went to Europe comparatively un- 
known, and remained there for years, playing 
the best houses In England and Che Continent. 
Nelson Bowns, who graduated from a telegraph 
office In Marshall-town, la., was equally suc- 
cessful in Europe, playing ten weeks each year 
at the Empire Theatre, in London, one of the 
finest houses in England, and one of the places 
where artists play exclusive engagements; that 
Is. do not give turns at other houses. 

Let us consider the black-face people. Who, 
in this broad land, has not seen the Georgia 
Minstrels and laughed until his sides were sore, 
and went to laugh time and time again. The 
Georgia Minstrels were synonomons with the 
names of Mclntyre and Heath. Just to think, 
that after thirty years before the American peo- 
ple, instead of being down and out, Mclntyre 
and Heath have now arisen to the dignity of 
Broadway stars with The Ham Tree, which is 
but an alias for the Georgia Minstrels. 

It would be almost Impossible to find even 
one or two legitimate actors who have been 
before the public thirty years continuously and 
now considered Broadway stars. 

People will tell you what a great Irish come- 
dian Barney 'Williams was. I doubt If there 
ever was an artist or artists who ever gave a 
more delicious bit of Irish character acting than 
Callahan and Mack In The Old Neighborhood, or 

? n L* awn ln Pat and tne GenI >- And so I 
might continue to enumerate and elaborate upon 
the wonderful accomplishments of our creative 

It is quite possible that if vaudeville perform- 
ers bad received the same hearty support of the 
press which has been accorded the lagltimate 
actor during the years past many more would be 
stars to-day. and there wonld be many more 
headline™. But the vaudeville artist has had 
to fight his own battle. He has bad to prac- 
tically work upward and onward quite unaided 
by the moulders of public opinion, who. until 
quite recently, with but one or two exceptions, 
have not realized the real status of the vari- 
ety actor. 

Outstripping every other form of amusement, 
yH7 e "LP -limit to the possibilities of vaude- 
ville. The natural law of evolution will solve 
many of the problems that tax the minds of 
managers and actors alike to-day. The man- 
ager and artist will be brought closer together 

f?5, th w Te " w1 . 1 , 1 ^ ,orn fr o m «-<■ *y«» 0' 
f£v™ Wron S s J*"" 1 »e righted and comforts now 
unknown will be instituted. Harmony will ex- 
™5n w 5. CTe , chROB nmT "bounds and fellowship 
W ,.l dl »P la< * antagonisms. Professional Jeaf- 
!2SL .i. m " k . e T? y for brotherly love. Man- 
agers will realize that the true artist Is an abso- 
JSlt. n * ce8 ? ty to . t,,elr business welfare. On the 

iiH « J"??' ar,lsts mMt Ieara t0 ™>"*e that 
without the manager there can be no field for 

fSxS?J 0T m ao I opportunity for progress. The 
public will demand clean entertainment and the 
S3 "£■£ mU8t J?™™* »t- If an artist can 
?° ht p 8n PP'y «"»* demand, he must step aside. 
A?*... cr w° rd8 ' u ,vlu m<>an « survival of the 
..jL.^,,?! not e *P«t that all mistakes 
?n.»J?>* "1" bt " rectlflf "i "id a" abuses enro- 
ll . ?u th "'; ar * »nre to be differences so 
fvS tVL £f . wor i?^ "J"""™- But we may hope 
f£ J£. e »S e8t - . Tbe . foture holds bright pronv 
Ise for those of the vaudeville profession who 
.*■£„* J? "? 8t<lrt on .'be right path and who 
strive to keep up with the standard of the 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

The Billboard 



With a Tooth of Magic 

By Means of Which The Animals at 

The Zoo Are Enabled to Hold 

Their Midnight Conclaves. 

ONOE upon a time— that is the way 
all good stories begin, so It Is said, 
and so we will begin this one that 
way, even though it may not turn 
out to be a very good one^ — there 
lived in a secret cavern, down in one of the 
deep ravines of the Zoo, a little fairy. She 
rame there shortly after the -gardens were 
started, and her business was to make the 
birds and animals of the great resort happy 
and contented with their lot In life. Of course, 
she was sent there by the king of fairies, 
who lives in a land far distant from this, 
and indeed, very far from any human habita- 
tion. For the king of fairies In this age of 
the world Is a very exclusive personage. • It 
would give him a serious - -turn to come in con- 
tact with a human being. His mold Is of such 
superior nature that he would go into hysterics, 
if he came anywhere near human beings. How- 
ever, this king or fairies is a very wise and 
benevolent personage. While, he himself, dis- 
dains to come in contact with humanity or 
animals, he sends bis subjects to all parts of 
tbe world, and It Is their duty in their re- 
spective fields to do all they can to relieve 
suffering and bring : happiness to both man and 

When the news that a Zoo was to be started 
in * Cincinnati was carried to the king of the 
fairies, the doughty monarch at once declared 
before his assembled court as he daintily sipped 
a tiny goblet of morning dew, that some one 
must be delegated to look after the Inhabi- 
tants of that garden. Said be: "My subjects, 
it will be a long and weary Journey for who- 
ever undertakes to make his or her home there, 
and he or she must go entirely alone and live 
in the strictest seclusion for a number of 
years. I want my representative, whoever It 
may be, to go there with the Intention of re- 
maining until he finds some animal, sagacious 
enough to live ln his place. It may be many 
years before such an animal comes to the 
Garden. It will be the duty of this repre- 
sentative having taken up his abode at the 
Garden to put all the animals In a -tractable 
mood, to give them to understand that they 
may never return to -their' native countries, and 
to make them obedient to their keepers by 
holding' out to them, the hope that some time 
in the future, an animal, one of their own 
kind, will come to the Garden, one of whose 
teeth will be made ln the form of an adjust- 
able key that will unlock all the cages and 
paddocks, permitting the occupants therein to 
come out and hold fortnightly meetings where 
they can converse with one another on va- 
rious subjects, and entertain one another with 
reminiscences of their past lives. When this 
animal comes to the Garden, my representative 
will, at once, acquaint him with his duties, 
and then retnrn to the court. Before aelect- 
lng anyone, I should like to know. If there 
are any volunteers?" 

Having said this, the diminutive king looked 
'round over the assembly, which included the 
foremost princes, princesses, barons, knights 
and courtiers of his exclusive central kingdom. 
No one volunteered. 

"Then," said the king, whose name was 
Zu-Zu, the Eighth, turning to his wife, the 
queen, who sat upon a roseleaf throne next 
to his own, "fair Zo-Zo, you must go. Since 
none of my subjects are brave enongh to risk 
this Journey, and since I may not leave this 
throne, thereby endangering the safety of our 
fairy nation, to you I delegate the task of this 
perilous Journey. Do not fear that harm will 
come to you. Take this ring, wear it con- 
stantly, and it will protect you from the power 
of the most hideous faobgobling, and most ter- 
rible genii, and the most fearful Imps that 
ever existed. And when you are gone. I prom- 
ise yon that I will live In the strictest seclu- 
sion. My banquet halls shall be deserted until 
your return, and no sweet strains of music 



Miss Isabell D'Armond Is decidedly good to 
look upon and likewise to listen to. She Is 
this season playing the part of Moo Zoo May, 
Brat of the Sing Song Girls In Henry W. Sav- 
age s Sho-Oun Co. Her success Is most flat- 

shall Issue forth from the Fairy orchestra or 
Hlllputian choir, until you are with us again." 

At this all the people cheered mightily, 
making almost as much noise as the leaves 
of a rose tree stirred by a southern wind. The 
queen with a Bmlllng face, which bore no evi- 
dence or heartache within her, bravely replied: 
"My sovereign, and my husband, I will go. 
My greatest happiness is in doing my duty 
and serving you, whom I adore." 

She had no sooner said this, than a trained 
thrush struck up a melody In the branches of 
a tree overhead. This was a signal for the 
company to disperse, and a few minutes later 
the fairy queen Zo-Zo was on her way to the 
Zoo, borne In a canopied couch on the back 
of a swift flying swallow. This was many 
years ago. Arriving at the Zoo, she was taken 
to her nook in the ravine, where the magic 
of the fairy king had already prepared a de- 
lightful little home for her. Here she has 
been living ever since. Every day she visits 
all the birds and animals in the Garden. No 
one has ever seen her, for, like all fairies, she 
the power of making herself In- 

front of the cage at this time, wondered what 
made htm do this, and when they saw a keen, 
thoughtful, attentive expression come Into his 
face, they wondered still more. He appeared 
to be listening intently to something that some 
one was saying to him. Queen Zo-Zo was tell- 
ing him. of his possession of the magic tooth, 
and giving him such needed directions as he 
must have, in order, to take her place in the 
Garden. After a while,: those who watched, 
saw the attentive look fade from the face of 
Mr. Baboon, as he nodded his head apparently 
in acquiescence to something that someone had 
said to him. Immediately thereafter, he be- 
gan to romp and play about his cage as other 
baboons, apes and monkeys do. . 

Having fulfilled her mission, Queen Zo-Zo 
returned to her home In the ravine, and im- 
mediately began to make preparations for her 
departure. Having gathered up ft few me- 
mentos of her long residence In the Gardens, 
she blew shrilly on a wee silver 'whistle, and 
presto, another swallow, a great grandson of 
the swallow that had brought her over, told 
her in bird language that his father, when he 


The above Is an exceptionally good likeness of Isabella Lowe, who Is this season playing 
the part of Nettle, ln Freed & Gould's play, Nettle, the Newsglrl. Miss Lowe Is a very 
clever actress, and singularly promising. Though she is but eighteen years of age, she has 
received some very flattering press notices for her past week, and her part in the season's 
production has been praised very highly in the eastern States. Last season Miss Lowe made 
good in My Wife's Family. 

visible to human gaze. But, every day she 
has been going from bird to bird and animal 
to animal, and the fairy kisses she has dropped 
upon their brows and eyes have made them 
gentler and have caused them to really con- 
ceive a feeling of friendship for their visitors. 

But all these years, tbe fairy queen longed 
for the arrival of the animal with the tooth, 
that was to unlock all the cages and paddocks 
ln the grounds. She was human enough to 
love and sigh for the company of her liege 
time a new animal was purchased for the Gar- 
den, hope beat high ln her breast. "Perhaps 
this one has the magic tooth," she would 
say, but when she found she was mistaken, she 
would not grow discouraged. She would say, 
"Ah. well, I am sure it will be here sooner 
or later." 

A few weeks ago, a dog-faced baboon arrived 
at the monkey house. Queen Zo-Zo having ren- 
dered herself invisible, immediately came over. 
As soon as she set eyes upon Mr. Baboon, who 
sat grinning and chattering by the aide of Mrs. 
Baboon, she exclaimed: "The magic tooth!" 
"The magic tooth!" Slipping -through the bars 
of the cage, she alighted on the head of Mr. 
Baboon,, and. reaching down with her fairy 
crook, gave his whiskers such a pull, as made 
him shake his head In dismay. 

The crowd of people who were standing in j 

died had told him of the Journey that he bad 
undertaken for the queen some years before, 
and, had delegated to him -the mission of bring- 
ing her home. The queen joyfully assented, and 
was soon In the same couch on the swallow's 
back , and sailing along In the direction of the 
central kingdom of the modern fairies. Arriv- 
ing here, she was Joyfully welcomed by King 
Zu-Zo. The king's heralds Immediately pro- 
claimed a holiday. There was music and danc- 
ing all the day, beneath the plantain leaves, 
and at night a grand banquet among the 

The next night after Queen Zo-Zo left, Mr. 
Baboon, with an expression of deep gravity, 
showing that he fully realized the Import- 
ance of his position, went to the door of his 
cage, and from the Inside tried to unlock it. 
It was rather awkward, and it was some time 
before he succeeded; in fact, he was almost 
discouraged, when by . a peculiar -twist he suc- 
ceeded In "turning his tooth In the lock and it 
sprang open. Tbe other apes, monkeys and 
baboons were fast asleep. He stole carefully 
out and made the rounds of the Gardens, going 
to each cage and paddock, having no trouble 
ln . unlocking the doors, now that he could 
work from the outside. Having unlocked every- 
thing on the grounds, he went to the ravine; 
It was a dark, foggy night, so foggy in fact. 


Atiove appears an excellent likeness of two 
very bright little misses who are fast gain- 
ing popularity. The Sisters McConnell are 
very expert in a singing and dancing sketch, 
and have exhibited considerable dramatic abil- 
ity. They have been connected with several 
of -the best of road attraction and stock com- 
panies, and have played the best of vaude- 
ville houses. Their ability to entertain they 
owe to their father, James N. Thompson, a 
recognized entertainer, and their mother, Kitty 
Smith, formerly a well known dancer. ; They 

are at present connected with the H.W. Van- 
dyke Stock Co., playing at the Lyric Theatre. 
St. Joe, Mo. Their ages are respectively 17 
and 19.' 

that one could hardly see a yard in front, of 
his face, bnt presently, there was a silvery 
sound of a little bell in every animal house 
and enclosure on the grounds, so that all; the 
birds and animals awakened simultaneously, 
and a short while thereafter if in. human being 
had been in the ravine alongside of tbe baboon, 
he would have seen obscure, Indistinct shapes 
of all sizes approaching in the darkness and 
tog. They approached stealthily, as If ap- 
preciating the fact that the midnight conclave 
must not be known to keepers. The /only 
sounds were those occasioned l>y the swisE or 
flutter of wings, as bird after -bird arrived. 

When the entire conclave had arrived, Mr. 
Baboon delivered a short address in which he 
described how be discovered himself to be the 
possessor of the magic tooth. He then sag* 
seated that a permanent organisation be ef- 
fected, and the assembly Immediately went Into 
the work of electing a permanent president 
and other officers. Ever since A that eventful 
night, these midnight conclaves have been 
held every two weeks; the dog-faced baboon 
with the magic tooth goes around and unlocks 
cages and paddocks, and during the .hour la 
which this meeting is held, a trace Is de- 
clared between animals of antagonistic na- 
tures, in order to protect the weak from the 
ravages of the strong. For the time being, the 
"lion and the lamb" really lie down together. 

Tbe utmost decorum prevails In these meet- 
ings, and they discuss everything that human- 
ity discusses from education to the last fad 
in politics. *Why' they have never t>een dls- 
coverey Is a mystery. Perhaps, the king of 
the fairies has still another .representative at 
the Zoo, who on the night of the conclave, 
kisses tbe eyes of the kepers asleep for the 
time being, ■and does not permit them to waken, 
until 'Mr. Baboon has locked all the animals 
and birds safely In the cages again. 

However this may be, it Is a fact, and this 
is the first announcement that human beings 
have received of the existence of these nightly 
conclaves. Yon ask how the writer found it 
out. A little bird told him. 


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DECEMBER 2, 1905 



OF 1897 


To my own precious love, Mabel Whitmore: 
How rich waa Hie kin that you gave me; 
I feel every thrill of Joy; 
The thoughts that you gave with each kiss— 

■ vThe thoughts are a registered tow. 

'Into erery life at sometime does the great 
love come, glorifying even the unworthy clay 
in. which It may choose to dwell Into a thing 
of surpassing fairness. But there can be no 
greater' happiness than this of ours, when one 
soollS: toned" to another/ and every throb of 
my heart Is answered by the quick, rapturous 
beats of) yours. 

Strange Heart of Love I To be so soft and 
tender for a little while, and then to vanish 
like a phantom of the night! To pot new life 
Into ;erery nnnd and : then suddenly to take 
It away I To write eternal devotion. and before 
the words hare faded make them all untrne! 
To tow,- and toen forget, as the pyramids of 
Egypt have; outlived Its gods! 

With yon 'by V my side, and the stars oar light 
and .only the sands of the desert our resting- 
place,, and; yet, with yon. It would be truly 

-I wonder: now how I have lived throngh all 
these years away from yon. I think it Is be- 
cause we are so nearly one that It has not been 
possible to separate thought from thought and 
son! from soul, though many leagues have Iain 
between the touch of lips and hands. 


In thirty days I shall hear your voice again, 
and then, through all the coming nights, the 
little candle in the window will gniile me" to 
the doorway where you wait, with the love- 
llght In your eyes. 

Bnt ..there are dark and rainy days still to 
come. We will light the maple logs In Hie 
fireplace, and sit by the cheerful blaze and 
plan for onr future happiness. 


Christmas Is to be a day of always looking 
backward*.;" ■■ .; 

X;f wish Christmas " could be a da J' without 
regrets > of .its- lingering memories. It is~'a 
Jewel without a setting; a trar. a sigh. '^ a 
■mile, a. iasK'i. A day full of love revenge. 
;: antidpatibn. I and -remorses Each Christmas Day 
recalls. back'- events. 

Daring the fall of 1807, when half of New 
England fsrJ£ sat the time had come to make 
a forte siy starting on a wild stampede to 
the*- f Alaska, circumstances compelled 

'Avola, & jtrraayiflg: tijsr £irl, fnli of vigor, from 
: : ^Nov^^Scotiavl: to^ : make; the Journey. She was 
.the ctx& ia ££ts, Hugh Lome Wnltmore's pala- 
tial bcnae in Maiden Mrs. Hngh Ijime Wbit- 
saffT.'e eainc- to Sst England to. "live ^ime five 
years prsrloas, freta London, ^England. Al- 
though, an -A:serSca3x;g^I; she: had: married an 
English; zziG after his death, returned to 

her* native State with her boy, a youth re- 
ported to be atm in the nursery of some well 
known kindergarten. Mrs. Whitmore* never 
failed:: to' mention- :her^boyv; her little:: love, al- 
way8l; : most.;anxions welfare and seemed 

to live for .:; the- one result,'; when her Melville 
should be a i 

JuBt a.; moment and let; me. tell yon how'Mrs. 
Wnitmo; About five feet, four Inches 

ba belgh^T' slaeweighea: hundred pounds. Fair 
as a' lily; and":most ^charming In ; manner-: "Sie 
always knew' what to "say; at the right moment, 
yet seemed to forbid ; yon , asking too < many 
questions. She was much sought after -by - the 
most exclusive set and among her friends would 
always be. found the wealth, if not the culture, 
of dear old Boston. 

Gossip had it that Mrs. whitmore was en- 
gaged to a Mr. Hartson, but when this was 
mentioned to her, she laughingly said, "too 
much the younger and besides be Is not In 

The summer hotels were closed and the 
beaches looked deserted. The only thing that 
semed to give a touch of life was the Mr. 
Hartson-Mrs. Whitmore gossip. AH sorts of 
things were said about them, but no one with 
the most vivid Imagination could anticipate 
such a climax to the charming Mrs. Whit- 

The morning of the fifth of September, 18BT, 
Invitations were issued for a grand ball to be 
given on the twentieth at the residence of 
Mrs. Whitmore. It was the first ball of the 
season, and the early date seemed to foretell 
what was to follow. 

The home of Mrs. Whitmore was ablaze with 
lights; flowers were everywhere, and the house 
seemed full to overflowing.. The ladies looked 
most charming In their Paris gowns, and they 
formed a picture well worth" seeing. Mrs. 
Whitmore received most graciously. Mr. Hart- 
son was by her side, his one object being to 
keep from his friends the. knowledge of bis 
adoration for the charming, hostess. His most 
intimate friends made so . bald as to ask ques- 
tions, while others ventured to ask Mrs. Whit- 
more why and. when. But she would laugh 
and reply, "Not to-night-** Her gown and 
manner led one to expect a surprise. She 
looked a dream of loveliness as- she received 
her guests in . a ' gown of. embroidered 'chiffon 
over pale pink. At her corsage she wore Ltl- 
lles of the Valley, giving the daintiest touch 
of life to a full blown rose. 

Things were running smoothly, . and all the 
gentlemen were eager . to have the next dance 
with her. The next on the programme' was a 
cotillion. Mr. -Hartson's partner seemed de- 
termined to. know the exact date of the wed- 
ding and had him .in a corner of the spa 
cions parlor...' The only other occupants of the 
parlor were the hostees, a .Mr. Worthlngton, ah 
elderly gentleman, and a. Miss Stephens, a 
pretty Miss of seventeen: Suddenly . a lad 
walked Into the room, a boy looking twenty, 
or perhaps, twenty-two years. He was in full 
uniform and running up -to Mrs. Whitmore he 
picked her up In'nis'arms, Jtisslng her with all 
the ardor of a yonng lover. ' Mrs. * Whitmore 
freed herself .qnlckly from his. embrace. -Mr. 
Hartson flying to ber side, demanded ' ah " ex- 
planation, bnt the yonng man standing with 
military dignity, looked at him. insulted, and 
said, "What is she to yon ! Why, she is old 
enough to be .your mother.*' and turning, left 
the room. In a moment, all was confusion. 
Mrs. Whitmore bad fainted and Mr. Hartson 
was not quite sure what to do.. Avola had 
heard the noise and came rnshing to the draw- 
ing room, cap -and apron on.. Miss Stephens 
was fanning 'Mrs. Whitmore. who was half 
dazed, and crying, "Where Is he? Where Is 
he?" Then as she fell . back unconscious she 
heard spoken the words **Gone, gone- to. Alas- 
ka.'* This . was- repeated by a dozen voices, 
as many had heard the yonng man say as he 
ran madly from the bouse, "I win not re- 
turn here again.-" 1 am off for Alaska." Tier 
friends believed that this wonld be welcome 
news to her, little knowing that to her the 
words were a living death. It was four In 
the morning before Mrs. Whitmore had suffi- 


John E. Brennan. pictured above as Hi Hol- 
ler in 'Way Down East, is In his sixth success- 
ful season in the very funny role of Lottie 
'Blair Parker's strong drama. Mr. Brennan es- 
timates that dnrlng these six years he has 
made 2,000,000 people laugh. His killing antics 
as the country boy is the laughing hit at every 

clently recovered herself to act. Her first 
words were. "Send for Mr. Worthlngton," _ as 
she knew that he was to be relied upon. Mr. 
Worthlngton had not left the house, knowing 
that the suffering woman wonld need a real 
friend and at the moment needed, he was on 
band. , „ , . 

"Mr. Worthlngton, go at once to the Chief 
of Police and through his wonderful skill of 
doing things, they will find my boy. Search 
all the hotels, depots, etc., give his descrip- 
tion, and have him brought back to me. Go! 
lose no time. Go to my library and fill ont a 
telegraph blank. Walt a moment, yon are 
nervous and excited, the daylight will bring 
him back. He said he would go to AlasEa, 
but I can not think that of my boy. Think a 
moment, it costs money to go any distance, 
and especially so far, and boys are not anx- 
ious to go to a strange land without money. 
But then again, Mr. Worthington, boys do not 
consider the consequences of any act; they 
plunge, then take the result." 

The day brought no boy and no news of 
him. (Mr. Hartson called, but he was not 
received. Word was sent him **not until I 
find my boy,'* and he understood. 

The news reached Mr. "Whitmore that Mel- 
ville had really left for Alaska. That was 

found on the books of tbe Boston and Alaska 
Transportation Co. He bad left on the 10 
A. M. train for Seattle, the shipping point 
of the company. At 10 A. M. the following 
morning, Mrs. Whitmore and Avola were o'n 
their way to Seattle. She had telegraphed on 
to detain the young man. She had wired the 
conductor to bold him, but all to no avail. Tbe 
boy arrived in Seattle just in time to catch 
the steamship "Larado" on the 29th of Sep- 
tember, only half prepared for such a Jour- 
ney.- Arriving on October 3rd, be purchased a 
small outfit and joined a party of men who 
were going to leave Skagway for the summit 
on the .morning Of the fourth. 

Mrs. Whitmore was obliged to remain In 
Seattle three days before a ship of any kind 
left for Skagway. Learning on her arrival at 
this place that tbe boy had gone over the trail 
with . six men, all strangers to him, her anx- 
iety was beyond control. How much money 
had Melville? Was he warm, comfortable 
nights; did he have decent food to eat? And 
thousands of such thoughts flitted across ber 
mind, until life was a heavy burden and she 
resolved to set her face toward the trail, 
and, if possible, find her boy, her young love. 

She inquired at a place In Skagway where 


Laura -Edwards, the well-known singer, la 
In private life Mrs. John E. Brennan, wife of 
the famous exponent of; Hi Holler in * Way 
Sown East. Mr. Brennan and Miss Edwards 
are arranging to appear in a vaudeville sketch. 

they sold outfits and- found that for fifty dol- 
lars, her son had . purchased a small outfit and 
as he laid down the money, for It. : remarked 
that be conld walk to Dawson. He did not 
lose much time in the store and hurried away 
to join tbe party bound for the summit. Mrs. 
Whitmore made all speed that day. The out- 
fit . she purchased . .for her boy. was. the best 
that money could buy. Even strangers helped 
and an extra, sack was filled with every com- 
fort; she believing that he would require them 
for he was walking and she had a team of 
the best dogs and as good a driver as could 
be found in town. 

Skagway is a small village, sitting at. tbe 
base of a mountain range. The picture is one 
never to be forgotten, the little squatty huts 
and tents giving a picturesque look of trav- 
elers camping for the night on their way to 
tbe "Gold Fields of Alaska." The IndianB 
call Skagway, "The City of Death." 

A fearful storm was coming, the little party 
could feel It and fancied it wonld overtake 
them before they could reach the summit, a 
distance of twenty miles. Mrs. Whitmore went 
bravely on, never seeming to get weary. That 
night they camped bait way to the snmmit, 
having accomplished only fourteen miles. An 
early start In the morning brongbt them to 
the summit before noon. , Mrs. Whltmore'B 
hopes had been that ber boy and tbe men he 
was with had stopped at tbe summit to rest 
a day or so, before pulling out to the 1-rfig 
Cabin. The little party arrived on the 11th 
only to find that the preceding party had bro- 
ken camp and were two days In advance. All 
in tbe party were well, excepting one old man 
who -suffered with his feet, they being badly 
swollen from the long, hard tramp. 

Log Cabin, the next stop, was fourteen miles 
away, and the party felt they could easily reach 
it before sundown. Tet night or day was the 
same to them as they only occasionally saw 
the sun and fatigue seemed to control flie 
time. On and on, the party tramped, and rode, 
sleeping only when one of the dogs gave ont. 
At last the travelers stopped, pitched their 
tents and built a fire. This place was at the 


The above Is a splendid likeness of Allen 
Doone, the yonng Irish singing comedian now 
scoring a big hit In Joseph Murphy's famous 
play, Kerry Gow. Although Mr. Doone has 
been before the public but a few years, be has 
made rapid Btrldes from his original Irish act 
in vaudeville up to the eminent position of 
successor to Joseph Murphy. Mr. Doone Is 
talented and possesses a rich tenor voice that 
delights his hearers. He depends entirely upon 
his ability as an actor, and will resort to 
nothing unprofessional to score. George W. 
Kenney and A. H. Westfall, who managed 
Joseph Murphy, are responsible for Mr. Doone's 
present tour. Mr. Doone is supported by Mr. 
Murphy's own company. 

bend of the trail, Just before one crosses the 
little winding stream which lays between the 
mountains about three miles this side of Log 
Cabin. Just above the tent on the hillside, 
one of the party discovered the smouldering 
embers of a fire. It could not. have- been left 
later than two hours before. A search was 
made and some cans, a discarded blanket and 
straps were found and a little further over 
a winding patch, were some small pines, not 
unlike hazel mushes, that had evidently been 
used for sleeping tents. Tbe tops bad been 
tied together and a blanket half concealed tbe 
bushes. To the amazement of all. a man was 
found lying at full length, face down. He was 
apparently about sixty years of age. ; Turning 
him over and examining him the party learned 
that his name was Hall. This was. cut Into 
a small stick and stack in the snow by bis 
side. 'He must, the party believed, have be- 
longed to tbe party of six. 

Back of this clump, the party found an- 
other clump of spruce trees. They wandered 


Alice How-land, pictured above. Is a native 
of Denver. Col. She began her theatrical ca- 
reer as a child actress, playing parts In stock 
with sucli actors as Charles Couldock, Joseph 
Jefferson, Mile. Rhea, Grace Hawthorne, lime. 
Hernandez and . others, and later she beaded 
ber own traveling companies. Her last tour 
was during the season of 1885-06, when she 
appeared throughout the northwest and on the 
Coast in a repertoire of plays. Dnrlng the 
last few years 'Miss Howland has revised and 
adapted, a number of plays, and made over 
fifty dramatizations of popular novels for rep- 
ertoire people. A large number .of -vaudeville 
acts now in use are the result of ber work. 
Miss Howland's studio Is located at 697 Lexing- 
ton avenue. New York City, where she will 
remain all season. 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

Tlve. Billboapd 



A popular performer and author of The Va*' 
devllie Situation, printed on Page 16 ot tula 

The party planned to start early in the 
morning, but when the dogs were rounded up, 
Ben had disappeared. He had run away and 
was probably dead. He. was the leader of the 
team. But three miles was of little account 
to Mrs. Whitmore. She bad seemed to ar- 
range things in the past, and the party looked 
forward to her making all future arrange- 
ments. "Never mind, 1*11 play dog," she said. 
After Melville had been placed on the sled with 
the grub and blankets and with a few pine 
boughs forming a top covered witb rugs, the 
two dogs were bitched on. Avola was at the 
gee-pole and Mrs. Whitmore slipped into Ber 
harness, saying: "Come on -boys, this is the 
sweetest load I ever pulled. Don't fear, Avola. 
dont' let the sled shake If you can help it. 
Support yourself with the pole, I shall be the 
lead. All ready! All ready! All ready!" 

Not a word was spoken until the party 
reached Log Cabin. Mrs. Whitmore carrying 
a stick In ber hand to help herself along 
over the rough road, seemed like a wolf, as 
she moved around the winding, narrow trail 
that landed them at twelve In the cabin of 
Col. Evans of Log Cabin. 

"Men who go to Alaska are often driven 
thereby Ill-luck, others for gold, but few for 
pleasure. Tbe little party seemed to be one of 
love. As Mrs. Whitmore opened up her sled 

long before the gold fever had reached the 

public and.-wealth-.bad..been J»is Jn .abundance, 

(The End.) 



The dramatic Incident of the death of, .Ed-: 
mund Kean has found a recent parallel in "that 
of Sir Henry Irving. On March 25, 1S33, Kean 
was performing Othello to his son's (Charles 
Kean's) Iago and Ellen Tree's Desdemona, 
when in the fourth act. as he recited the words, 
"I am dying; speak to her for me," he fell 
into the arms of Ms son, and died a few days 
afterward fully reconciled to bis wife. Appli- 
cation »-as made for his Interment in West- 
minster Abbey near the grave of Garrlck, but it 
was refused "by . the dean of the- abbey. Like 
Sir Henry Irving." Edmund Kean frequently 
visited America, and the grave of George Fred- 
erick Oooke in St. Paul's Chapel, New York, 
owes its existence to Kean's determination to 
remove the remains to that historic burial 
ground. His appearances in America were not 
popular, for he was often looked upon as a 
drunken lunatic. 

David Garrick was burled in Westminster Ab- 
bey on Feb. 1, 17TO, and Is up to tfhe present 

time the only actor resting in that sacred 


over to it, and there found another body, that 
of a young man. "Great God," exclaimed one 
of the searchers. "It's the kid. and he's dead. 
Bnt the "kid" was not dead andi with the 
aid of whisky and brandy from the medicine 
chest, Mrs. Whitmore, playing the part of 
physician; soon caused signs of life Jo return, 
and as the eyelids of the weary traveler slowly 
opened, a look of recognition flashed across bis 
face. • Were he to die,, how much easier would 
it be to pass over the river, now that bis mother 
was by his side. The mother's efforts can be 
better imagined than told. She seemed a 
marvel of strength and Judgment. Under the 
clear sky, with only four human beings to 
council with and little to do with, yet no 
task was too great. The second night she 
lay down by Melville's side. Becently said one 
of the party: "I shall never forget the pic- 
ture, as the camp fire threw its shadow on 
the pale face of the boy. He In his Impetuous 
youth had Jeopardised his life and his moth- 
er's. Yet the mother's love was so great she 
never complained, only thanking God she had 
found him in time that she might save his 

Giving him the medicine, the clever in- 
genuity of a mother's love found the way to 
administer it. Filling her month with the 
liquid she bent over the dying boy, pressed her 
lips to his and slowly let the new life trickle 
from her lips Into his. Day and night she 
repeated this and slowly awaited her reward. 

In ber bag she had flannels and warm cloth- 
ing, and beside a roaring camp fire, she pulled 
off the old clothes and put on the new. Just 
as qnlckly as she could restore him to life 
the party marched on to the next camp (Log 
Cabin) three miles away. This place was the 
headquarters of the mounted police and the 
party felt that they must make It. The dogs 
were the only ones ot the party who enjoyed 
the rest- 
Mrs. Whitmore had not forgotten Mr. Hall 
as he lay sleeping in the arms of death. She 
placed a blanket over him, fastening it at 
the head and feet with needle and thread 
tacked on this notice: "Mr. Hall, aged about 
55 or 60. Left Skagway, Oct. 24. Found 
dead on the 11th: died the 10th. When spring 
comes, I pray someone will give him a burial. 
For other particulars write Mrs. Hugh Lome 
Whitmore, Maiden. Mass." 


on aeconnt of a number of other people having or assuming the .name of Harry B. 
Sutton, thf ^ntleman pSttfed above has decided to adopt the name of Brad Satton.. 

Bert C. Donnellan Is the new manager ot 
the Lyceum Theatre In San Francisco, CaL, 
having succeeded Al. G. Flouruey, who goe» 
east to represent Sullivan & Considine. Though 
Mr. Donnellan's home Is In Seattle, he Is quite 
well known In San Francisco, and has a large 
number of friends In Frisco, who wish him 
the best of luck in his new undertaking. Mr. 
Donnellan is full of grit and energy, and 
under his administration the Lyceum Is bound 
to continue a success. 

try was erected in. the poet's corner of the Ab- 
bey through tbe exertions of Macready. 

Junius Brutus Booth was an Englishman, 
born In the Pariah of St. Pancreas. He came 
to America In isai, and is generally esteemed 
an American, actor. He died at sea, and Ml 
body was eventually interred in Green Mount 
Cemetery in Baltimore. 

Richard Brtasley Sheridan, although not as, 
actor, was an eminent dramatist, and his re- 
mains lie in the poefs corner of tbe Abbey. 


Sir Hfury Irving was exceedingly fond of 
Americans, and .whenever any of his friends 
from this country visited London and he was In 
the city he always was careful to nay them 
some attention or courtesy. Among Ms friend* 
was Mr. Tunis F. Dean, who for some time wa» 
manager of the Baltimore Academy of Music. 
■Mr. Dean Is now with the Belasco forces, but 
some years ago he visited London and was* en- 
tertained by Sir Henry. The noted actor In? 
vlied Mr. Dean to accompany him to Ascot t» 
witness one of the great races to be run on the 
following day and promised as an extra Induce- 
ment a sight of King Edward. The Amer- 
ican manager gladly accepted, and between tbe 
races, accompanied by Sir Henry, he went to 
the royal enclosure and Mr. Irving Introduced 
Mr. Dean to the king. On being presented, Mr. 
Dean, stretched forth J his band to King Ed- 
ward 'to true American style, and to the amaze- 
ment of Mr. Irving the king grasped it and 
returned the hearty handshake. Mr. Dean 
thought nothing wrong with this action, but as 
they were returning to London Sir Henry ex- 
plained that royalty never shook bands, and 
Mr. Dean replied that it seemed as If the 
king wanted to shake hands and he thought it 
was only courtesy to do so, but promised S* 
Henry hereafter when introduce* to royalty 
that he would wait until they offered to shake 
hands first. 


The Irish Lady. 

and with the help ot Avola laid the pale- 
faced lad on the Colonel's cot, there was not 
a drv eve In the cabin. "Colonel, how long 
can we stay." she asked. • "Until Hell freeses 
over If you want to," he replied. 

That speech was a relief. The spell had 
been broken and after pork and beans and 
Alaska strawberries (prunes) all felt some- 
what refreshed. _'■■-.- .., »» > 

The party remained at Log Cabin until Mel- 
ville had fully recovered and then made their 
way back home. After Mrs. Whitmore s re- 
turn to Boston she looked np the family of 
Hall and found In an old directory the name, 
Eunice Almlra Hall, then a student at Welles- 
ley college. A call followed, and after a few 
explanations and tears a warm friendship, of 
which this was the beginning, sprang up be- 
tween Mrs. Whitmore and Miss Hall. "Miss 
Hall, you are alone in the world, (reaching out 
both hands) "let me be to you a mother; let 
my house be your home." 

The following Christmas found Mrs. Whlt- 
more*s handsome home a blaze of light and 
further down the street the church presented a 
beautiful sight with Its banks of flowers and 
as the great organ pealed out the wedding 
march, down the asle came Miss Eunice Al- 
mlra Hall and Hngh Melville Whitmore. The 
following spring. Mr. and Mrs. Whitmore made 
the trip to Alaska. This final duty waB to 
ship the remains of Mrs. Melville Wnltmore's 
father to Boston. This accomplished, they 
proceeded to Dawson city to look after the 
gold mines left by Mr. Hall. He had probed 
into tbe heart of the gold fields of that country 

fane. His funeral Is said to have been that of 
a king. The string of carriages following his 
remains extended from the Strand to the Ab- 
bey. The Lord Bishop of Rochester received 
the cortege at the Abbey door. Among the pall 
bearers were Edmund Burke, Lord Palmer- 
ston and Dr. Samuel Johnson. The great lex- 
icographer said:- "I am disappointed by tfoat 
stroke of death which has eclipsed tbe gayety of 
nations, and impoverished; the public stock of 
harmless pleasure." These memorable words 
are inscribed on Garrlck's monument in Litch- 
field Cathedral. The remains of Garrlck's wife 
were placed beside those of her husband when 
she died at the advanced age of ninety-eight. 

Samuel Phelps, who seems to have given in- 
spiration of the dramatic life ofHenry Irving 
died on his farm in Epping Forest. His re- 
mains were Interred In Hfrgirt Gate Cemetery, 
Nov.. 13, 1STO. 

William Macready lived In retirement foi 
many years, and died In Chelsea. His body was 
Interred In Kensal Green Cemetery, May -*. 1873. 

Charles Kean, son of Edmund Kean, was 
never considered a great actor, although be was 
a special favorite with the young queen of En- 
gland. (His last appearance on the stage was 
in Liverpool as Louis XI. He was taken with a 
severe and painful Illness, and died in Qhel- 
sea. His remains He in the country church-yard 
of Cathrlngton, Hampshire. | 

Sarah Siddons. Of whom Byron said she was 
worth all the "actors put together, was Interred 
<n Paddington church-yard June 13. 1831. and 
the monument ovre her grave was unveiled by 
the late Sir Henry Irving. Her statue by Chan- 

The Three Kobers, aerial gymnasts and con- 
tortionists, are now introducing upon the Love- 
rich & Lubelski Circuit in California a new 
combination act that Is proving a big drawing 
card. For the past three years these clever 
performers have been playing the western states 
and on the Coast, and they are contemplating 
an eastern tour. .- 


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T*te Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 






IT was away back In 1868 that the Great 
Arlington Minstrels, Horn Arlington Hall, 
Orleago, to quote the ~ program, steered 
-their course for the oil regions of Penn- 
r l| ^banla, where it was reported that 

\f j :': money was so plentiful that no one would Btoop 
to pick It up in the streets. If there was any 
i: ?. one thin? that the , Arlington minstrels most 

needed It was cash. Business with the trom 
■ -^ . bones had -been going .from- good to bad and 
v is although. It seemed at times that the troupe 
must' stop 'trooping : and - the -organization fall 
A \t~ apart. It still lived a. strenuous life and fought 
~*i ■-■ the fight all along: the line without succumbing, 
actually maintaining existence despite competl- 
Qij Si; Hon over the overworked route of the cities 
, - along the line of the New York Central Rail- 
-?? ti- road . and down, the noble Hudson. ■ 
; ^ 'When. themoney Jut -the treasury was low the 

•J "; manager made the great noon-day parade longer 
and took to lanes and alleys In an effort to 
•I? IS drum up patrons. The footers of brass did 
Si i). not kick, knowing the necessity of every effort 
<j * to maintain existence and to avoid being 

-; £ stranded far from home. 

< 'i Fortunotely ::v:tb» troupe numbered tat four- 

% ? teen, not counting; the advance agent, and as the 
ii p quartet, was .art .amateur :fdur from a Chicago 

* '-> church choir, ::ah&:aome^o£-tte musicians were 

.-■ ■■ traveling principally for the sake of seeing the 

country, the salary list was small. As was to 
-> '. be expected^ -the- company occasionally had a 

- , streak of fat and the miexpected happened, and 

■& :V they payed to a large house- -For Instance, one 
»; ■■:. night when the show was apparently on Its last 
*j * Jegs it performed in "Wilmington, where it 

B t rained great guns. Nothing but the deluge of 

Noah, ever surpassed it, before or since. To the 
,fi amazement of the manager the receipts were 

M - over- five: hundred : ; :doilax8^»ndl -as: peeped at 

S the house thrugh a_ hoi > curtain before 

"si - the performance began, he exclaimed "Great 

g -. Scott,'* and as It recurred to him "that the 

•|i troupe -.was- perilously near collapsing and prob- 

2 8 ably would have disintegrated but far this un- 

g . V expected financial boom, he reverently observed : 
«S "If b a miracle!" ' 

ij| : ;i After such. a. lucky night there was always a 

J • .5 declaring of dividends. If salaries were a 

H«= little behind, the boys were made glad. If 
8 . money stlli remained the providing poster printer 
.*'* was reimbursed on the morrow by a remit- 

•«;-; tance and the manager's wife was not forgotten. 

'I'rf For awhile the advance agent and his necessi- 

Jj -. ties were taken: into consideration,- but during 

■}. I the stress of bad business on the Central and 

B I - down the HodBon, a«e pflot was left to shift for 
-:|l | brmseaf and: sink or swim, survive or perish, as 
4? he a awyflt-.- The: man also paved the way, as- 

1 t sum*d the alternative and borrowed money oft of 

*| H the airidlnr ds of the hotels where he contracted 
if fe for the: keeping: of the company, giving a check 

-p|:: for the amount on the treasurer of the troupe. 
} : ./, The advance: man; new in ; the business and 

enthusiastic and ambitions withal, was deter- 
|| | mined to obtain hfs destined prominence in the 

"i; ' profession. The major portion of the time the 

'■'? >■ serf -sacrificing herald went without money him- 
t ; *eK to keep the show moving. To the credit 

of the manager, let it be said, he several times 
raised the salary of his faithful representative, 
bnt it is easier to raise a salary than it is to 
raise money. There is a certain amount of 
satisfaction in working for a large salary, as 
^me has the pleasure of being named one of the 
^g fellows. 
■ Before embarking in minstrelsy tthe advance 
Jan had seen a. day of prosperity and as an 
evidence of these better days be wore a d-ta- 
mond ring and a richly gemmed: cluster pin, 
both Jewels being the envy of the manager, who 
also wore sparks of considerable value. When 
things were at their worst the agent consoled 
himself with the poor consolation that if the 
show burst he could realize on Ms valna&le col- 
lateral and ride to his home instead of counting 

Wnetber the petroleum regions would pan out 
profitably was a question in the mind of Arl- 
ington',? .alert advertiser. The reports from 
the territory were excetdingly favorable, too 
much so to please the cautious advance man, 
butTwhen he got Into the whirl he caught the 
contagion and motto of his principal enthuslas- 
ticaHy. - Barrels of oil and barrels of money. AH 
the towns, some of to. m just put on the map 
were IrteraHy •overflowing with men and money! 
Speculators: :froxn^all over creation were spying 
out the land. iWells all along the river were 
g^Ing: downand.: real. estate was going up. The 
Invasion Into the territory by investors of every 
kuid -was ^tremendous end prosperity :marked the 
golden-era of and gain. Every person 

yoacame In' contact vwlth ifrom Corry to Mead- 
viHev was «nt .for' the stuff and busy endeavor- 
ing to gather It In. even If bis efforts were not 
rewarded with that substitute for gold and sil- 
ver known^es: the long green. 

The smart ;: showman : also sought the new 
found out to participate -in .the general prosper- 
ity and met with their reward. The playhouses 
were rude affairs, as rude as some of the aud- 
lences. but wffli tt» majority of the tickets of 
admission selling for a dollar and turning people 
away at that, the managers put up with things 
as they found them and pocketed the proceeds, 
being aUke blind to the Imperfections of fflie 
audiences and the auditoriums. 

The day -that Arlington's agent was advertis- 
ing Oil City., performances were given by Jas- 
L. Thayer's CSreus. Tbayer had long been a 
popular physician. As a. clown he had drives 

away troubles and brought joy and laughter to 
thousands. The advance man was too busy to 
attend the afternoon show, but he had prom- 
ised himself to be on hand at night and renew 
bis youth at the saw dust circle. Although ram 
set in after supper, the minstrel agent was 
still bent on visiting the tent show, and almost 
repented his decision when he began to make 
toward the exhibition place in that combination 
of mud and water which in those distant days 
so Immediately filled and overflowed the streets 
and walks of Oil City. Once the minstrel an- 
nouncer almost missed and turned to take the 
back track, but decided to push on because, as 

the circus lot alone. Heed my warning. Those 
who would injure you and despoil you are ter- 
rible wretches, thieves who do not stop at mur- 
der to commit theft." 

**Yoa have put yourself in peril for my sake*-" 
exclaimed the showman, astonished. 

"Never mind me," she returned; "look out 
for yourself. At the worst I will only get a 

The approach of persons headed for the cir- 
cus checked the conversation and the strange 
woman disappeared in the gloom - and was lost 
to view. 

The circus performance was given under great 
difficulties and was not at all enjoyed by the 
minstrel advance agent, although Doctor TEayer 
cracked some of his best jokes for the benefit 
of bis professional visitor. While the "Grand 
Aifter Concert" was on the advance man vis- 
ited the performers in the dressing rooms for 
toe purpose of securing the protection of the 
company back to the hotel. . Arlington's ad- 
vance man reached the haven of safety with- 
out being molested and breathed easiir when he 
was once more under roof. He left early the 
next morning for his. next stand without com- 
municating to anyone his strange experience. 

At Meadvllle he picked up a stray copy of a 
past dated Oil City newspaper, and at almost 
the first glance his eye caught the startling par- 
agraph: "Yesterday morning the police were 
informed that the dead body of a woman was 
lying within a block of Bascom Hall. Strange 
to relate, she was hatless and bare-footed- and 
wore but a single garment, a long cloak. Den- 
izens of a low resort recognized the unfortunate 
creature as one of their companions of misery, 
in spite of the fact that her face was beaten 
into a mass of wounds and bruises. The woman 
was without question brutally murdered. As to 
her previous career before appearing in Oil City 
nothing Is known. She had no confidents in her 



Jerome and Edwards, pictured above are 
premier novelty equilibrists, who have ' been 
meeting with pronounced success In their high- 
Class hand to hand and bead to head balancing 


Drama The Potatoes and Beefsteak of 
The Bill. 

at each and every one of my 

Princess Trlxle, queen of all educated horses, has just completed a most successful season 
at the Lewis & Clark Exposition. Here are a few bits of praise which Trlxle has just re- 
cently received: 

"Princess Trixie broke ail former records for attendance 
theatres, without a single exception." — John W. Consldlne. 

"The strongest feature, excepting none, that ever came west." — -Dick P. Sutton. 

"Paid the Lewis & Clark Exposition more revenue than any other amusement concession 
on the grounds." — John A. Wakefield, director concessions and admissions. 

Under the caption of Successful Fair Concessions, the Morning Oregonlon of Oct 16 

"The following concessions were financially successful at the Lewis & Clark Ex- 
position, and, with the exception of possibly one or two minor concessions, the list is 


Princess Trixie (approximately) $20 000 

Gay Paree (approximately) e'000 

ST. W. C. A. Restaurant (approx.)....... 3000 

Infant incubators (approx.) 3*000 

Boast beef sandwich (approx.) 1*000 

Princess Trixie and the 'Diving Elks made more money than any of the very few 
successful concessions, the profit being estimated at not less than $20,000." 
Manager W. H. Barnes of Sioux City, la., states that he has booked Trixie solid until 
March 1, and is open for summer time at first-class resorts. (Manager Barnes has Issued the 
following challenge: "I hereby challenge Jim Key, Hans horse of Berlin or any other horse 
In the world to meet Princess Trlxle in competition for a purse of 11,000 or more. Let me 
hear from you- I mean business." 

he agreed with himeslf, it was just as far back 
to the hotel as it was to the circus. As the 
man waded on the night became blacker and 
the mud deeper. Just as he was about to 
ejaculate something profane about both lie dis- 
covered In the gloom in front the figure of a 
woman. He hesitated. She carried an um- 
brella, was bare-headed and wore a great cloak 
that covered her person from neck to her feet. 
The advance man was gifted with the ability 
— cat-like — of seeing weB in the darkness and 
he was enabled to discover that her feet were 
minus shoes and stockings and her face was 
youthful save for the signs of sin and dissipa- 
tion - that marred her features. The minstrel 
agent stepped aside and backward at the un- 
couth vision of the night, but the phantom fig- 
ure advanced with lifted finger, as she said 
rapidly: "Don't be alarmed at my appearance. 
I have escaped .from a lair of which I am the 
lure, to warn yon, to teH yon that you are a 
marked man and win be assaulted and robbed 
to-night of your diamonds. Do not return from 

class and was known amongst those of equal 
depravity as 'the woman without a name.* 

The advance man put down the. paper, stepped 
over to the telephone: "Sam Jack, proprietor 1 
of Sam Jack's Hotel, Oil City, IPa.: Bee that 
the murdered woman has a decent burial. Send 
me the bill to Akron." 

Arlington's advance man for many years saw 
that the outcast's grave was kept green. 


Richard Carle, who Is now starring in The 
Mayor of Tokio, recently presented his wife 
with a team of horses and a victoria. In mak- 
ing the purchase, however, he thoughtlessly 
neglected engaging a coachman. As soon as he 
noticed the oversight he advertised for an ex- 
perienced driver. On the following day a big 
florid-faced Englishman appeared in answer to 
the advertisement. 

"Are you looking for work?" said Mr. Carle. 

,'t: ' „ waB ae r ePly. "I am looking for a 

I, servant and representative of The Bill- 
board, recently busied myself in the leathered 
depths of my desk chair and ruminated, with 
the solacing and productive aid of a good 
cigar, on the paramount issue at hand in 
managerial circles: What style, what build, 
what tone of dramatic construction is most 
susceptible to the discriminating mind of the 
dear public! Is it Musical Comedy? The 
fragrance of this brand is sweetly ingratiating 
with most of us, yet to-day we see a tiring 
look appear on the faces of the average Musical 
Comedy audience, as the funny man stoops to 
horse play or leans back with, defiant compla- 
cency on his past reputation. The funda- 
mentalism of Musical Comedy and the average 
dinner of an American is diametrically op- 
posed; in the former, we mince of the luxu- 
ries; taste of the tinkle of frivolity and merry 
nonsense; and sip of the nectar that Is de- 
rivative of gout of the brain and heart, ve- 
neering reason with rouge and dap-trap and. 
stultifying appreciation of good dramatical sit- 
uation; In the latter we eat heartily of. the 
necessities; absorb the melody of Home, Sweet 
Home, something untiring, substantial; and 
drink deeply of draughts which clarify the 
system and burnish the brain. To summar- 
ize: we get the luxuries In Musical Comedy, 
and the great moneyed class is proof sufficient 
of the resultant ennui of mind and body, when 
man attempts to subsist on froth and snow- 
balls; and in a good American dinner we dig 
into common Irish potatoes and beefsteak, the 
essentials of sustenance, the "somethings" man 
is never tired .of seeing 'on the table, forever 
tasteful to the palate. This comparison of 
Musical Comedy and an American dinner Is in- 
congruous, you say? Not very; that Is, If we 
look not for classification, bnt rather go deeper 
and get at the root, the principle of the ar- 
gument. As we have shown MuBical Comedy 
to be a luxury in the Theatrical Diet, sort of 
seasoning, we continue. Do the public crave 
Tragedy? Emphatically, no; that is, not as 
a Potatoes and Beef stead fare to be served 
with regularity. "It is human to err," and, 
after erring, it is still more human to shy 
at sorrow, the blues, tragedy. Life is com- 
plete enough with little heartbreaks and shad- 
ows which are greatly in - the majority, and 
often obscure the tiny silver lining edging 
them. 'Tlsn't Tragedy! We'll have to add a 
bit now and then in the course of our Theatri- 
cal Appetite, but— use It sparingly as so much 
robasco Sauce. 

Well, 'tisn't Musical Comedy, nor Tragedy, 
so it must be Comedy or Drama! Like Comedy? 
Tep! bet your sweet life, but— there's some- 
thing lacking In a straight Comedy, the ab- 
sence of which works upon us about the way 
half of a Seidlltz Powder would work; there's 
not eternal life, effervescing human activity 
and the serious, yet not tragical, situations 
which you and I have met, gone through or 
been witnesses of in common every-day life. 
Then it must be the Drama, the Primer of our 
efforts in dally strife. The Drama Is a com- 
posite picture with a serio-comic coloring, 
adapting its lessons and benefits to the many. 
Here's another argument. Why do the Stock 
Companies use the Drama and not all Comedy 
or all Tragedy? Why do ducks take to water? 
'Cause they like it. Then It must be that 
the Drama is the Potatoes and Beefsteak in 
the Theatrical Bill of Fare, with Comedy, Trag- 
edy, Musical Comedy, Comic Opera, Burlesque, 
Minstrelsy and Vaudeville each in separate 
"shakers" and placed within reach, to be used 
by the Managerial Chefs as stimulating sea- 
sonings of pepper and salt, the amount to be 
"shook on" best judged by the box-offlce re- 
ceipts and an annual diagnosis, 

(My cigar was now short and burning the 
knuckles of my. first and second fingers; the 
office atmosphere looked blue as a stoker's 
hole; my mind was wobbly; my head rolled 
like a ship In n storm, and my ' eyes dulled 
and steeping in heavy drowsiness. The "butts" 
dropped out of my fingers Into my lower veBt 
pocket and my feet plunged ankle-deep into a 
big brass cuspidor. My eyes struggled to 
peep from under the lids which closed with a 
bang, I thought, and the shock left my noodle 
as if rudderless, which, after sailing around 
past the right shoulder for the third . time, 
sank with a plunge to the middle depths of 
my gray vest, nestling snuggly to the third 
button from the bottom. A loud, vibrant 
g-r-r-r-x-r awakened me from a snoring good 
sleep and I pondered the "think": "If this . 
Theatrical thinking puts me to sleep. : then 
.It's a wonder we don't find a few Rip Van 
Winkle's or Samnambullsts ' ninong. the man- 
agers, whose minds are steeped- In the lines- 
Hon- S. H. SMYTH. 

Omaha, Neb. 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

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Author's Story 


SAT, 'White, what axe you going 
to do about it?" 
The speaker was a member 
. of that great society which 
stands just outside of the pale of the 
upper four hundred; whose presence 
is tolerated as a useful adjunct to 
the. functions of the exclusive set; a 
man whose- keen wit and persistent 
writing gave him prestige as an author 
and a personage to be sought after as 
a rare curiosity at the brilliant social 
events, which enthralled the leaders ;ofc 
the waltz and the gay debutante, as 
well as flooded portions of Fifth ave- 
nue; every fortnight with a glare of 
light. __,: ■-■■■ 

"Do? "Why, I'm going to grin and 
bear it. It's a mighty tough road . into 
the graces of the reading public's good 
opinion." And "White threw himself 
on the edge of the table and leaned 
with his elbows on the ledge of. his 
attic window, to gaze out into the : dis-- 
tant blue of the sky and wonder it 
everybody had to struggle as hard as 
he to get a foothold in the literary 

"White had graduated with honors 
two years before, from one of the great 
institutions of learning which turn out 
young men by the score yearly, to all 
intents and- purposes, finely; fitted to 
battle with the mysteries of an ideal 
life, but poorly equipped to master the 
vexations of a practical existence.* 

There was an eloquent pause, and 
Charles Biglow, who had just begun 
to feel the .warmth t>f appreciation as 
a writer, studied the silhouette of. the 
young man who had just spoken so 

'It's not the public. White, old chap. 
Get one of your articles accepted and 
the public willl read It right "enough 
when its once in print" said Biglow." 
White got up, sighed, walked over to 
the little stand? .which stood in one 
"corner of the roonvplcked up a bundle 
of paper and crossed, to the side of 
Biglow, throwing down upon the table 
with a despairing groan, the armful 
of manuscripts. Then, looking at Big- 
low, he said,- with a touch of bitter- 
ness: "There lies the sum and sub- 
stance of my work for the past two 
years, manuscripts on every subject 
under the sun, from- A Tiger Hunt in 
India to=5A Search for the Pole in the 

"That's it," said Biglow. "You are 
covering too much territory. Tour 
subjects are too far apart. Get some- 
thing closer to us, something in our 
every-day life." 

"Yes, that" s easy to say but hard to 
accomplish. After a man has received 
the turn-downs I have in the past two 
years it makes him feel as though he 
had been cut out for handling a pick 
and shovel and not for a writer." And 
White began to throw the manuscripts 
back into the corner, enumerating the 
subjects as he tossed them from him. 
"There's How Napoleon Could Have 
' Circumvented the Error of Waterloo; 
there goes What Gladstone Did For 
the Irish." - He paused as he picked 
up the next, and looked at the wrap- 
ping, which he had not removed when 
the package had been returned to him 
remember what this one is, but they 
from the editor of the Post "I don't 
are all" In. the same category, 'de- 
clined with thanks.* " 

"Why; you. have quite a number 
there unopened." and Biglow moved 
his chair nearer'.to the table. 

"Tes, a lot of them. -What is the 
use of all that unnecessary bother? 
Its always the same, Tour story Is 
not fitted to our clientele.* Til never 
open them. I did at flrsi but its 
grown monotonous. Now, when the. 
postman hands me a waddy looking 
package, I take It for granted that It 
contains the same old answer, and 
slam the thing down in the corner and 
begto ;v to"'catculate'liow- mucbr-I wiH 

be able to get from the junk man for 
the lot as old paper. I do- manage to 
scratch a meal out of it about once 
every two months. That's something. 
Just imagine the: joy of sitting down 
to ham and eggs procured through a 

How Napoleon Could Have Circum- 
vented the Error of Waterloo. 

"Try it again, White, old man. "It's 
a long lane which has no turning," 
he said, determining to get to the sub- 
ject of a dinner as delicately as pos- 
sible. "Try it again." 

"Yes, that sounds so nice in some 
one else's mouth, but I am clean gone, 
disheartened. I don't care for my- 
self- so much, but I've got a charge on 
my shoulders which burdens every 
move I make with a despair so deep 
that "my own misfortune is but a plane 
of happiness and light in comparison." 
And White walked back from the win- 
dow. ; 

"You don't mean to say that you are 
married " Biglow's feyes expressed 
just the least bit of surprise. 

"No, I'm not married," continued 
"White. "But I'm wedded to the strang- 
est charge a young harum scarum 
devil like -myself : ever had to do with." 

White walked: over to the dresser 
and opened the : drawer, taking from 
it, with a sentimental tenderness, a 
small photograph set in an ornamen- 
tal frame of metat, which twined 


ftUny professional people will readily recognize the above a» genlil "Pop"?; Billy Rice, 
known toe country over, and wbo is now permanently located at 129 O'FarreU. street, next 
to the Orphetnn Theatre, San Francisco, Cal., where he conducts a first-class "cafe, which is 
headquarters for all professionals, and where a hearty welcome awaits all who Tisit 'Frisco. 
A nice-private office Is at the disposal of all people, and The Billboard ~ls L always on file. 
Once a week "Fop" Invites a number of theatrical people to a liberal spread, and a 
most enjoyable time Is always assured. * 'Pop's" son, Wm. BIm, Jr., is a talented 
musician, and la 'Miiing cornet player at one of the San Francisco theatres. 

"Pop" Bice's philosophy Is set forth In the following lines: 

If yon can't Boost, Don't ^toHt. 

There's so much that's good In the worst of us. 

And so mnch that's bad In the best of as, 

That it flly behooves any one of us 

To speak harshly of any of the rest of us. 

sale of old manuscripts A literary 
feast not to be sneezed at!" 

Biglow noticed White's eyes begin 
to swim, and saw him turn his head 
as he walked to the window and gave 
it a push which opened It, although 
the ventilation was good within the 
room, and the air without 'was getting 
chilly. - 

Biglow was keen in his perception, 
and he would have sworn, as he did to 
himself, that White was at that mo- 
ment to .want of the ham and eggs, 
even though they were purchased with 

about it In the form of a wreath of 

"There she is," and he handed the 
miniature to Biglow, who became im- 
mediately interested in the study of 
the face in the frame before him. 
. The fact was that of a girl, per- 
haps eleven years of age, ■. but filled 
with, such an inexplicable amount of 
sadness that she might have been 
anywhere from ten to sixteen years 
old. Great soft eyes which seemed to 
speak wistfully even from the paper 
likeness!. ...-Her lips were, the least bit 

parted, as though she were on the 
point of speaking to the one who gazed 
upon the picture;, wavy hair, giving 
the impression, pf being dark in color, 
but still glowing here and there where 
the., light had struck its glossy texture 
and weaved a halo of surpassing love- 
liness about her brow. 

"Well, what do you think of her?" 
White asked after a pause, in which 
he had noticed how carefully Biglow 
had studied the likeness. 

"Well, it's a face to lure a man to 
the devil, or raise him into the light 
of heaven." and Biglow reluctantly 
handed the miniature to White. 

"Tes, to heaven! She's an angel. 
That girl would make the devil turn 
saint himself. She is a cripple, been 
so all her life; hip disease, or some- 
thing of that sort. She can't be moved, 
except in her chair. But God gives a 
woman more fortitude to bear pain 
than a man, and so she never com- 
plains of her suffering. This little 
martyr only smiles, and the smile 
itself is a glimpse of paradise." And 
White. .fell to gazing upon the picture 
before him. ' > ''.'" ■-. 

■"How did you -meet her, old fellow?" 
Biglow asked with some hesitancy. 

"That's the strangest part of it. Her 
mother .ran a sort of boarding house 
near the campus, where a' lot "of young 
fellows took our meals; it being handy 
to the university. Her mother was 
always looked' upon by us as a wo- 
man who belonged to a different set 
•from those who usually- ran such a 
place as a cheap boarding, house. She 
was delicate in every sense of the 
word; hands showed refinement and 
culture, so we set it down that she 
was a very proper sort of woman to 
give a lift to. in the road of life. 

"Well, one night we' were all hav- 
ing a lark over in one *.bl the 'frat" 
rooms, when the fire bell began to slam 
and jam itself in an awful way. I 
remember I rushed to the window, and 
saw over the tops of the trees a sort 
of muddy glow up. against the low- 
flying clouds in the direction of Mrs. 
Silsby*s 'boarding house. That was 
where' I roomed, and most- of the fel- 
lows took their meals, as I told you. 
I grabbed my hat and shouted for- the 
rest of the fellows to follow, while I 
made a- hike for, the fire. I gotjEhere 
just in time to see the flame break* out 
of the upper windows adjoining : the 
ones in my room. I thought I distin- 
guished a figure struggling back. in the 
smoke and flame. '» 

"What it was that prompted me I 
don't know, but I dashed through the 
mob surrounding the house, and 
rushed into the burning building, up 
the steps toward the flame, which 
was sheeting itself in' great rolls of 
fire along the ceiling. It took me but 
an instant to recognize Mrs.' Silsby 
struggling through the smoke, trying 
to drag Rose, her little crippled daugh- 
ter, to safety. 

"It did not take me long to secure 
the drooping - form of the mother, 
whose clothing was already in v flames, 
and to "lift the daughter up" into my 
arms and stagger with my burden 
through the devilish fire to the. stair- 
way. - - 1 got them both down to the 
air, how, I did not know till I was told 
the next day." And White paused for 
a 'moment in his narrative. 

"They took Mrs. Silsby to a neigh- 
bor's house to dress her frightful 
burns. The daughter they put com- 
fortably "to bed to recover from the 
shock attendant upon the fire. Other- 
wise, she. was uninjured, as the mother 
had shielded her from the flames with 
her own body — in fact, with her life. 

"Mrs. Silsby had always liked me, 
and so, when she felt that it was but 
a question of a few hours for her be- 
fore she passed beyond to the side of 
the majority, she called me to her 
side. . 

"In faltering tones she told me that 
Bose was friendless, a cripple, and 
when she was buried, the child would 
be homeless, dependent upon the char- 
ity of the county institution for pro- 
tection. Well, it touched' me, touched 
me as nothing, had ever done before. 
So, right -there, clasping the hand of 
the dying mother, I promised that I 
would stand by Rose as a brother. 

"The mother was buried the next 
day, and I took the daughter." And 
White paused to walk to the window, 
while Biglow coughed away a choky 
sensation which somehow seemed to 
Interfere with his breathing. 

-White paused at the window a mo- 
ment, and then walked back to the 
table and sat down ~ upon its edge, 
swinging his -legs back and forth be- 
neath it, with his hands clasped" be- 

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DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

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tween his knees, and began to study 
the ragged carpet on his sky parlor 

'Tou can imagine what it costs me 
in heartaches," he said at last. "I am 
unable to give Rose all I could wish, 
were I differently situated myself. I 
have given her all I have been able to 
make out of the few accepted things 
I have written. It has not been much, 
but enough to keep her clothed, and 
secure from want in an uptown board- 
ing house." 

"Yes, but -what do you manage to 
get for yourself?" asked Biglow. 

"I scratch along as best I can, con- 
tent with what I get." And White got 
up and began to pace the narrow con- 
fines of his room. . "It's pretty tough, 
to-day, though, for the doctor who is 
attending Rose told me this morning 
that I would have to move the little 
cripple out into the country. She needs 
the sunshine and country air, he said, 
or she would die — die, and I have not 
got enough money to buy a square 
meal." And he stopped in his walk to 
swallow a great lump which seemed to 
rise in his throat 

"Well, old chap," said Biglow, reach- 
ing into his pocket, "the truth Is, Fm 
not a capitalist myself, but I've al- 
ways got a couple of dollars I don't 
live up, and h ere they are." And he 
turned out into White's hand three and 
a half dollars In silver. "I will not 
have you refuse," he continued, "I only 
wish it were hundreds instead of what 
it is," and as White took his out- 
stretched hand, the tears unwittingly 
came' to the eyes of both. 

"It's not for me, Biglow, old fellow; 
it is for her." 

They left the house together; one 
with a feeling of satisfaction which 
comes with a good deed well done; 
the other with a comparatively light 

Once in the street. White quit his 
friend and made for the nearest fruit 
store. From there he visited the flor- 
ist's. With an attractive bouquet of 
fragrant flowers and an abundance of 
the choicest fruit, he quickly wended 
his way to the location of Rose's home. 
He sent the fruit and flowers to her 
with his compliments, and hurriedly 
sought a store where he knew cheap 
paper was to be had. He bought a 
quantity , and retraced his steps to 
his "sky parlor" with a lighter heart 
than usual, entirely unmindful of the 
fact that as yet he had not dined that 

Six months later, a letter arrived at 
Charles BIglow's address, which, after 
a cursory glance at the postmark, the 
gentleran to whom It was addressed, 
opened and read: 

Dear Charley: I nave something to confess 
to yon. Do yon remember, the first package 
of manuscript unopened, we looked at that day 
In the attic? Well, I opened It. It contained 
a draft of snch stupendous size that it stag- 
gered me. There was a note attached which 
requested me to make snch alterations as were 
noted on the margin of the story Itself, and 
that the small check was to be considered a 
retainer for the work when it was completed. 
The money enabled me to send Rose up Into 
the country, and I think It saved her life. 

i am now on the editorial staff of the Post, 
all through the story. 

I think I near you asking what about Hose. 
It's all right. She has recovered to a great 
extent, and the doctors who performed the 
operation npon her thigh, say that she win 
ultimately recover, and I have her promise 
that when she does, she is to become Urs. 

I did try again, old fellow, and the trial 
won ont- With all the best wishes In the world 
to you, I am. 

Faithfully yours, BOBEBT WHITE. 


Lew Dockstader Is a very busy man. His 
stage duties are only pastime to the trouble he 
has trying to please Interested correspondents. 
In his bath of mall every day at the theatre 
he opens an assorted line of Inquiries that call 
for severe meditation. The other day he handed 
the reporter this bunch of letters and said: 
"Now, my boy, I have noted the replies on each 
one, and If you want to help me out, yon 
can print them, for X most go and rehearse 
a new joke. My mall order business Is grow- 
ing so large I hardly have time to black np." 

Here are I,ew'B answers to correspondents: 

Miss Hand. — 1. No, the blacking never In- 
jures the complexion, only kills the microbes 
that live off your features. 2. Yes, It comes 
off .very easily with sandstone polish and 

Deacon. — 1. Of course, some theatres are 
Immoral; I have ever strlved to elevate art. 
That Is one reason 1 always show In the up- 
stairs honse at Topeka. 2. No, there is no 
big casino In whist. 

Policy Holder. — Possibly, after while you will 
have to send your Insurance dues care of the 

Amateur. — Yes, It would be wise to have a 
regular trade. In case the manager decides 
to give you a couple of years vacation. 

Traveler. — 1. Yes, the train has a right off 
the track. 2. The road owns 10 feet on each 
side, and the engineer can run where he pleases. 

•MeCurdy.— No, my song Everybody Works 
But Father has no direct connection with yonr 
family affairs. It will fit any Insurance Presi- 

Hod Carrier. — Although your vocation In life 
Is elevating, still it is very embarrassing for 
one whose wife has an automobile appetite with 
a wheel-barrow income. 

Teddy. — Of course, you can use my airship 
any time yon are quarantined. 

Foreigner. — Yes, the minstrels go to Eng- 
land- 2. I am having sixty diving suits made 
so In case any of the boys become seasick 
they can get out and walk awhile. 

Comedian. — Sure, yon are making a hit. It 
was In the German papers, but I had to take 
the editor's word for It. Ton are surely mak- 
ing vast strides In the profession. I heard 
yon made it from Decatur to Danville, over 
100 miles, In 72 hours. The railroad wis very 
kind to give yon a time-table, eo you could get 
ont of the way when trains come along. 

Parmer. — Yes. now la the time to plant wln- 
tergreena In the daytime and see the min- 
strels at night. 

Amateur Actor. — Yes, to make a big hit. It 
would be funny to get some real lice for your 

Automobile. — No, Mr. Smith has not paid out 
a cent this year for repairs on his auto, so 
says the bill collector at the garage. 

Press Agent.— Yes. It Is really hard luck to 
have a free annual pass for baths at Hot 
Springs when there la nothing the matter with 





Best Tissue Paper Fans gross 12.00 

No. 60 Heavy Gas Balloons.. 

..gross 3.60 

Confetti— bright colors and clean goods lb. 6c 

Confetti Dusters, assorted colors per 100 1.M 

Bed White and Blue Carnival Canes per 100 1.00 

Combination Collar, tie and Cuff Buttons. ..gross .66 

Y-do-Y Japanese Dolls ao s. .76 

No. 5 Rubber Balls. gro*. e.s5 

BestRed Rubber Thread ib. &!•& 

Bent Red Rubber Tape | D . e.85 

Japanese Crook Canes, highly polished. ...per 100 S.00 

Mexican Crook Canes per 100 1.50 

Good Glass Cutter Knives .dos. .60 

Large Snake Blowouts gross 1.7B 

Japanese Flag Pussies gross 2.60 

Canary Illrd Whistles gross 2.20 

Paper Bells, all colors at 35c. 7Bo. and 11.25 dos. 
Immense Assortment or Canes for Cane Racks, Knives 
for Knife Racks, Base Balls. Scheme Goods and All New 
Novelties. No goods CO. D. unless cash deposit with 
order. \ 


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Why not do business with the Best and Oldest Established Medicine House in the world! 
We are supplying more big money -getters than all other concerns put together. Te have been 
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A $250.00 NEW MECHANICAL SHOW for J75. Museum of Anatomy, $25. Chinese Dragon 
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POSITIVELY the Biggest, Best 
and Most Expensive Minstrel 
Organization Traveling. 

Playing to S R. O. nightly and giving better satisfac- 
tion than any similar organization entour. 

WANTED For the Season of 1906 and 1907 

10 Original Funny Comedians, 20 Solo and Chorus Singers, Tenors, 
Baritones, Sopranos, Altos, Bassos; 25 Clog, Jig, and Buck and Wing 
Dancers; 40 Musicians for Prof. Jos. Norton's Solo Cornet Challenge 
Minstrel Band, High Class Novelty Acts suitable for a First Class 
Minstrel Entertainment, Black face Acts preferred; Good Strong 
Musical Act; Must be full of Comedy, not less than two nor more 
than four persons, and must double in band. Drum Majors, Property 
men, Stage Carpenters (Union Men), Electricians; Buglers, Banner 
Men, Distributors, Asst. Agents, Car Porters, etc. 

All the above must be strictly firse-class, sober, reliable and 
energetic; to such, liberal salaries will be paid. Singers and dancers 
doubling brass will be given preference. Rehearsals will begin at 
Columbus, Ohio, about July 25th, 1906. Address, stating lowest 
salary (I pay all) to 


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Now York Office. 1440 Broadway. 


m EON H. Curtln, advance agent 
9 tot the Broadway Qlrla Borleaqne Co., 

■ ,_ which is a factor In the Empire Wheel, 
'- :J jt^» Battered a most unfortunate and pain- 
ful injury while hunting* rabbits near 
Dulnth. Minn., last week. Manager James H. 
Onrtln. of the London Theatre, left immediately 
npon hearing- of the accident, for the west, to 
'glTe;to his nephew any assistance which might 
be necessary. On the morning: of -Not. 14, 
young Cnrtin. in company with D. T. Rellly, 
a member of his company, started oat to hunt 
Jack-rabbits. When about five miles from town 
: Ourtaln was accidentia shot In the right arm 
by the discharge of ; his gun and amputation 
of the hand took place at St. Mary's Hospital 
: shortly after noon. After walking four miles 
and riding into the city on the car, he col- 
: lapsed on the operating table from the loss 
: of blood* 
-Both, men were crossing a fallen log when 
Hie hammer of Cnrtin's shot gun became en- 
taugled In tne cnderhrusn; and the weapon was 
^discharged.. : Xhe load of shot entered, the right 
hand, tearing the large artery, the blood flow- 
ing m a torrent. Cnrtin submitted while his 
companion bound a handkerchief about the wrist 
to stop the stream, which was fast weakening 
vtheman^ when the walk of four- miles to the 
Lakeside car line was 'begun. 
Three of the fingers, were hanging by shreds 
i man reached the hospital. 
The palm of the hand had been torn away, 
and, as the artery was severed, amputation was 
declared necessary. 


■■■! Thanksgiving conies on the last day 
of this month, and patrons of Keith's Union 

s Square Theatre will have occasion to give 
thanks all the week of Nor. 27 for one of the 
best Tsndertlle bills ever put together, eren In 
this "Old Homestead of Wholesome Entertain- 
ment." Holidays are always celebrated at 

. Keith's by extra Ions programs, . beginning at 
11 A. M. and lasting continuously until 11 P. 
H., so that In no theatre Is one surer of get- 

'ting "his money's worth" of enjoyment- No 

imatter V when you have dinner, or what other 
engagements yon may hare, there is always 
time to take the children to Keith's for three 
or four hours of solid fun. A good laugh being 
the best digestive tablet; it is also hygienic 
'All Keith bitts are "carefully compounded." 
bat especial pains have been taken to make the 
Thanksgiving week bill thoroughly In the holi- 
day humor- Steading the list are The City 
Girls, eight beautiful and handsomely costumed 
young ladles, representing the principal cities 

: off Ithe* countryv and led toy Truly Shattnck, late 
•f The Prince of PBsen Co. Especially en- 
tertaining' to the children are Jewell's Mani- 

; Una, a troupe of automatic actors, manipulated 

why :electrlclty, and performing a complete fairy 
"extravaganza, with ventdlogulal dialogue. Foy 
^and Clark, ! old favorites in vaudeville, will pre- 
sent for the first time their spectacular comedy, 
entitled The Modern Jonah, while Fred Bay 
and Juliet Wood have a most amusing Shake- 
/"•■ ■pearean burlesque. Others on the bill are 
■ James:::: J-::M0rton,. the typical comedian; Jo- 
sephine Gassman and her "picks" r May Bel- 

: : fart» ;TCngH«hu song, and dance duo, ;ahd XaValle 
Trio, musicians, with the ever entertaining 


Charles Frohman having made a 
large number of productions this season In New 
York and London has now arranged for a 
further number of plays to be produced in 
New York after holidays, after which he will 
there. Last week m Baltimore he pro- 
there. Last week In Baltimore he has pro- 
duced LaBelle Marseillaise, by Pierre Berton, 
with Virginia Harned in the principal role. 
Rehearsals begin next month for Alice-Sit-by- 
tbe-Flre, the J. M. Barrle play In which Ethel 
Barrymore Is to appear, to which will be added 
a special play of Mr. Barrie's called Panta- 
loon. In February Fay Davis will be starred In 
All of a Sudden Peggy, a comedy which Mr. 
Frohman will also produce In London with Ma- 
rie Tempest. Me will also produce with an 
American and English cast the domestic play. 
Dr. Wake's Patient, now running successfully In 
London. In February he will produce for the 
first time In New Tork, William Gillette's 
play of Clarice, In which Mr. Gillette will 
appear, also Miss Marie Doro in the character 
of Clarice; both: these artists are now playing 
for Mr. Frohman in London. A new musical 
play called The Duchess of Folies Bergere with 
Hattie Williams In February, and later In the 
season a new musical play called Our Girl. 

Herbert 8. Maddy, the efficient and well-liked 
circus press agent, will try his hand at dra- 
matic advance work for a little while. He 
will be ahead of Eugenia Blair, In Oliver Twist, 
opening at Washington, Nor. 27. Later they 
come Into New York for an engagement at the 
Murray Hill, and will continue over the popu- 
lar priced circuit. Mr. Maddy has signed for 
press work with the Hagenbeck Show for next 
season. Nannette Comstock has been engaged 
by Henry W. Savage for the leading ingenue 
role In Richard Harding Davis' comedy. The 
War Correspondent, which this manager pro- 
duces in December, with comedian Baymond 
Hitchcock as the star. 


Maude Adams and Peter Pan have 
captured New York. Capacity audiences for 
the- first fortnight with tremendous enthusi- 
asm on every occasion and expressions of the 
fullest delight from everybody show that It Is 
another genuine Adams-Barre triumph such as 
The Little Minister was. The result thus far 
Justifies the expectation of crowded houses for 
months to come. Miss Adams Is. of course, 
the magnet that draws her wonderful charm, 
being even more potent than ever, and her 
versatile and vivacious art delighting and en-< 
chanting as it always has. The Barrle play, 
however. Is one of the decided novelties, of 
many seasons, and has a varied beauty and 
allurement that Is all its own. Its farles, 
Indians and pirates that appeal with more irre- 
sistible force to grown-ups than they do to 
little ones, and Its joyful youthful hero per- 
sonated by Miss Adams form a combination 
that unite the glories and attractions of both 
the story-book and the stage. This explains 
the marvelous novelty of Peter Pan. It has 
won the heart of New York, and especially the 
women folk, for there are more requests for 
extra matinees even at this early stage of Its 
career than there were for The Little Min- 


Above appears an excellent likeness of Zampa, 
fiie drummer girl soubrette, who has one of 
toe best acts in vaudeville. Miss Zampa is 
an Australian, and one of the most * beautiful 
performers on .the stage. Her wardrobe Is su- 
perior to a majority of the musical acts. 
Zampa plays the saxaphone and xylophone, and 
features her trick drumming. 



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watched his antics and he Is sure to be one 
of the great features of this favorite amuse- 
ment resort all winter. The O'Meers Bisters, 
previously known to American vaudeville, were 
also added to the Hippodrome's specialties on 
Monday night, and scored a hit. Next week 
The Raiders will be restored to public atten- 
tion, replacing A Romance of a Hindoo Prin- 
cess. About the middle of December another 
new spectacle will be offered, entitled The So- 
ciety Clrcns. 

Summers and Winters, singers, dan- 
cers and talkers, are on their way east over 
the Hagan Circuit. 


The D'ArvlDe Sisters. Jeanette and Irene, known as the "famous French fencing girls," 
have a refined and artistic vaudeville specialty. They have also shown considerable dramatic 
ability, and have appeared in difficult roles. 

In February Mr. Frohman intends making , a 
very large spectacular production of Ella Whee- 
ler Wilcox's and Luscombe Searelle's religions 
play = Calient MIzpah, and to this will be given 
near 200 people In the cast. In the spring, 
in one of Mr. Frobman's theatres, a comedy 
by Alfred- Sutro, anthor of The Walls of Jer- 
icho, called -Molentrave on Women, will be 
given. -Before the summer is over an opera 
comlque called LaPetlte Beheme. All these 
productions are scheduled for Mr. Frobman's 
season before the first of May. Mr. Frohman 
has also scheduled eight new productions, both 
American and English, to be produced by him 
in London between Christmas and the first of 
June, which will Include a number of Amer- 
ican actors who will appear for him In London 
at the conclusion of their present American 
season. , 


The striking: and commanding: figure 
of Buffalo Bill was conspicuous npon The RIalto 
Wednesday afternoon,: Col. Cody having jnst 
arrived from Europe. He left bis Wild West 
Show In winter quarters at ^Marseilles, France, 
and will return thither In the early spring to 
begin operations for another Continental -tour 
of the great American exhibition. After a few 
days in New York Col. Cody will go to his 
ranch In Wyoming to spend the winter. To 
one of the reporters he said; : It was bad 
management and nothing else that was respon- 
sible for the failure of McCaddon's Circus In 
France. The show was a good one, and as 
for 'persecution' at the hands of the French 
officials, such a charge is all bosh. We our- 
selves have had a great season. I have abont 
two hundred Indians coming over In a week 
or two on the Fuerst Bismarck to pass the 
winter. Next season we expect to enter Italy." 


Mr. and Mrs. Jack, the clever sketch 
players, have been resting In New York for a 
week. Mr. Jack was a pleasant and welcome 
caller at The Billboard office last Wednesday. 


For holiday week Tony Pastor will 
provide the customary excellent bill, the fea- 
ture number being Bailey and Austin, a new 
firm made up of Mr. Bailey, late of Bailey 
and Madison and one of the Tossing Austins. 
The Bosalres, ' Youngs and Brooks, Mr. and 
Mrs. George Lockwood, the Three Sisters Con- 
stantine, Jackson and Hoon, Shedman's Dogs 
and Ponies, Kennedy and James, . Martin and 
Ridgeway, (Burkhart and Barry, Doll and Bor- 
den, Cole and Clemens, and Conlon and Hast- 
ings will also add luster to the program. 

During: the past fortnight Proctor's 
Fifth Avenue Theatre has been crowded twice 
a day by Interested students of Dickens as 
well as the plebean playgoer, all attracted by 
the stock company rendition of the Beerbohm 
Tree production of Oliver Twist. J. E. Bod- 
son, who was especially engaged, npon the ad- 
vice of Mr. Tree, for the role of Fagln has 
added another notable success to his brilliant 
stage career. The' Bill SUtes of Hardee Kirk- 
land has been only little less commented upon, 
and the Nancy Slkes of Amelia Bingham has 
added many laurels to her crown of popularity. 
After a fortnight of Ollveri 'Twist the stock 
company turns e for Christ- 

mas week. 

Announcements reached America 
last week of the marriage, in 'Copenhagen, Den- 
mark, of Mlnola Maida iHnrst and William 
Everhart, two artistic and clever American vau- 
deville performers. The wedding ceremony was 
performed on Oct. 25, and Mr. and Mrs. Ever- 
hart will remain abroad -for some time to come, 
fulfilling a long series of vaudeville bookings 
upon the Continent and in Great 'Britain. 


On Monday night Prank ("Slivers") 

Oakley made his debut at the Hippodrome and 

scored a screaming hit. His quaint methods 

were a revelation to the vast multitude which 

Eddy Martyne Is a sensational somersault and 
bounding wire artist, and an all-round graceful 
performer. He Is now playing to big success 
In the south. His time Is well hooked. 


DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

The Billboard 


Announcement Extraordinary! 


The most Marvelous Invention of the 20th Century. Positively Without a Peer as an exhibition Feature. We have 
solved the problem of Aerial Flight, and have constructed for Exhibition Purposes, the largest Air Ship ever dreamed 
of. 108 leet in length. 


Aerial navigation has passed the experimental stage, it has become a reality. AIR SHIP SEASON OPENS MARCH 1st, 1906. 

This is an age of wonders. We have the greatest wonder of them all. Our Air Ship makes all other Aerial Creations look like toy kites We 
have a full corps of aeronauts who will operate under the direction of 



SPECIAL NOTE.— We have a full line of special lithographic paper: 12, 8, 4 and I sheets. Correspondence solicited. All communications to 

A. J. BODKIN, Manager, 


302 Dearborn Street, 
Cable Address "Bodkin" 

Chicago, 111., U. S. A. 
Long Distance Phone Harrison 2071 


On the Main Streets of Beaumont, Texas, 

December 11th to 19th, Inclusive. 

Five Thousand Dollars raised by the Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of securing Free Attractions and 
advertising this Street Fair; the first street fair ever held on the streets. Arrangements have been made with all 
the railroads running into Beaumont for a special train service during the street fair. The country for a radius of 
one hundred miles of Beaumont is BILLED LIKE A BIG CIRCUS. 

Want to Hear From Free Attractions At Once. 


MARVLERS MARSH if at liberty, wire here at once. 
Can use Animal Show or any other shows that don't conflict. Must have neat fronts. For any further information 
address, ^^ _ _ 

H. G. SPALDING, Secy. Chamber of Commerce. 

W. C. AVERILL, President. 

The U. S. Carnival Co. will furnish all Attractions. Address, 

R. L. CARROLL, Manager. 
Care of Chamber of Commerce, - BEAUMONT, TEXAS. 


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Xha Billboard -wants a. representative in every city not already provided for.. Only hostler 
seed apply. Most be yotmg- man of good personal address, permanently located, who can 
write a good letter for publication, and who has a keen eye for news and business. A 
liberal c ommi ss i on paid on all business secured, Terms easy; write for particulars to the 
Correspondents Department. 


MONTGOMERY.— Bijon Theatre (O. A. Neal. 
mgr.) A Breezy Time 113-15; fair show and busi- 
ness. Hooligan's Troubles 20; Payton Sisters 
weefc 2T_ , :-- ■ 

c Montgomery Theatre <S. E. Hlrscber & Bro., 
mgrs.) Eleanor Bobson 21; good business and 
performance- - 


BAXESTIIXE.— Opera House. (Floyd Briggs 
Co.. HJ-18s ifair business : and . company. Dora 
Thome 21; Herald Square Opera Co." Dec. 2. 
Under canvas— John Robinson's Show IT; big 

■ business and vfine performance. ■!! 

imJI TK . g rand Opera Bouse. A Trip to 
Egypt 16; fair business and good show. A 
Bunch ofKeys- IS; good "business. 

HOT SPKniGS. — New Andltorlnm (Brigham 
& Head, mgrs.) As Told in .the Hills 13; good 
busin ess. Thei Pit 14r good business and per- 
formance. Woodland 16; bic business- Louis 
James IT; good business. A drip to Egypt 18; 
fair business and performance. 
* Majestic (Frank G. Parry, mgr.) Ida CBay, 
the Three ILa Moines, iilss Jean Kaleigb, May 
Yohe &: Co^ Zoa Matthews -and others week 
la ^fair business- 

MEHA.-HDavis Opera Bouse (Louis Hopp. 
mgr.) AsToId in the Hills IT; good business. 
Uncle Josh: Perkin»:'22;: (Butler 24-28 

1TBESCOXT,— Grierson Opera House' (H- B. 
HcKlnzie, mgr.) As Told in the Hills 15; good 
show andf fair business. The Little Homestead 
24; Dora Thame 28. 


m ;8AM„ERAHCI8CO. — Columbia (Gottlob & 
Marx Co., The Sho-Gun week 20; fine 

production, and business. 
OStoM Opera House. Comic opera season 

■ week.;20* v : ■■■:■:■! ■ 

.Majestic (E W. Bishop, mgr.) The Light 
Eternal week 20; big business. 
iir <Grand (s. L- Ackerman. mgr.) Richard 
Uansfleld week 20; fine business and nerform- 
■! ancfc: :;:■■• ■■■ 

'-i.'i''"" Ot D. Price, mgr.) Mrs. Dane's 
Defense week 20; heavy business and fine pro- 

OaHftrnia (C. P. Han, mgr.) The Utopians 
week 20; fair houses. ; 

Central JGeo- H. Davis, mgr.) Sapho week 
20; good business. 

Orphenm (j. Morrlssy, mgr.) Fadette's Or- 
chestra beaded a good bill week 20: business 

her combination houses are draw- 
ing nicely. KUBE COHEN. 

37 Phelan BIdg. 
—Mason Opera House (H. 
■Wyatt mgr.) Ben Hur weeks 20 and 27; busi- 
ness heavy and attraction splendid. ' 
. Bnrbank Theatre (Oliver Morosco, mgr.) The 
'fin" "^ Week 20; hnslne8s and perform- 

v£!S£S. < J, »« Maekwood, mgr.) Alice of Old 
vtacennes week 20- Advance sale heavy. 

Orphenm (Clarence Drown, mgr.) Janet Mel- 
""t. 22* ,:BTle Stetson, headed a clever bill 
: week 20; 

Grand Opera House (Thos. Baker, mgr.) Dora 
Thorne week 20. o^ ■. 

Chutes Park and Theatre (Henry Koch, mgr.) 
^JS^JSgu,^^™.^ D. W. FERGUSON. 
t SA y BKRTT/<TTTt nsro.— Opeha House (Martha 
Tn.^F S r -,? sr) i te tbe Briase at Midnight 
10: pleased fair audience. Polly Primrose 13; 
ralr business and fine show. Haverlv's Min- 
strels 23. ■ 

Broadway Theatre (E. E. Wssenden, mgr.) 
™J"1 Holgnin, Lazette, Adams Brothers. Lent 
Jid Hyett. the Two Franclscos. Mamie Lindell. 
and moving pictures completed a good bill week 
"week 20 Doward Dramatic Co. in repertoire 


^COLOSADO SFBHres.-Openi House IS. N. 
iSf'J nBr - ) ^ Chaperons 14; good business 
S? t fS m ,. Pan:r - 5fhe SboKSun 16; good show ail 
packed house. A Thoroughbred Tramp 18- fair 
business. Kilties Band 20. ' 

Empire (Chas-Alphln, mgr.) The Wiley Fer- 
?%t ™%U J - fR! 6 ^' Penz Br °£hers, Wardo Trio, 

rofpT^wrf ic ? Ies , ^t^ 20 ' so* 1 business. 

1.0VELAHD.— Loveland Theatre (E. P. Pen- 

B^S'LzK^ ^eel^vrSfKlffils 
D^%\ 6: A D t ta Cr,°^e K Creek S V TWO **" ^^ 
.PTOEKtO.— Grand Opera House CWV F. Jbttn- 
son.mgr.) An American Tramp 12; good busi- 
S^L? na ^£?!S ,nna,,ee - Thc Sho-Gui 14; ex- 
^S nt ,if ttI ? < =* lo ° »5 a patronage. The Chape- 
rona v|5; , lair business. Sweet Clover fe: 
ftS^oi'f 1 ! 8 . attendance- At the Old Cross 
WWow^27 Merry Tramps 26; The CoUege 

" m-^F 1 ^eatre (C!eo. at Morris, mgr.) Frank 
Maltese & Co., headed a good bill week 13. 
Stapleton and Ohaney, Cole and Cole, Great 
Gayllor. Frank Roberts, and others week 20. 


-BBJBGEPOKT.— Smith's Theatre (E C 
smith, mgr.) The Belle of Avenue A 13; pleased 
large audiences. Lured from Home 14-15"- 
pleased large audiences. Gay New lork 16-18- 
pleased good business. The Bays 20; Britt- 
Nelson Fight Pictures 21; The Ginger Bread 
Man 22; Why Girls Will be Girls 23; The Prod- 
igal Son 24; Why Girls Leave Home 25 

Poll's (E. iB. Mitchell- mgr.) Herbert's Ca- 
nines headed a good bill week 13; capacity busi- 
ness. Surirl and Kessner, Shean and Warren and 
others week20. 

D An jJUJiT. — Taylor Opera House (F. A. 
8hear, -mgr.) Monte Chrlsto 14; good show and 
business. In the Land of Cotton 18; good 
business and show. Girls Will Be Girls 22 

HAKTFOHD.— (Parson's Theatre (H. C. Par- 

sons, mgr.) John Drew 13; good business. Nat 
Goodwin 14; fair business and performance. 
James O'Neill 15; pleased large audience. Frltil 
SehenT 16-1T; large houses. The Little Lady 
In Cray 18; good business. The Ginger Bread 
Man 20-21; Gay New York 23; In the Land of 
Cotton 24-25. 

Hartford Opera iHouse (H. H. Jennings, mgr.) 
The Errand Boy 13-15; pleased large i crowds. 
Nelson-Britt Fight Pictures 16; fair business. 
Why Girls (Leave Home 17-18; fair business. For 
His Brother's Crime 20-22; Queen of the Con- 
victs 23-25. 

Poll's (L. C. Kilby, mgr.) Mr. and Mrs. Mark 
Murphy, 'Dorothy Kenton. The Girl In the Clouds 
and others week 13; business big. Grand Opera 
Trip. Coin's Dogs, Musical (Klelst, Gallagher and 
Barrett and others week 20. 

&.BW LONDON. — -Lyceum Theatre (Ira W. 
Jackson, mgr.) Fenberg Stock Co. 7-11; line 
business and company. Gay New York 14; good 
business. Hi Henry's Minstrels 17; good bus- 
iness. Franklin Woodruff 18; good business. 
Bavoy Stock Co. 20-23; Before and After 24; 
Cbas. Grapewin 25. 

WATERBiniT.— (Poll's Theatre (Harrv Par- 
sons, mgr.) Lured (From Home 13; good busi- 
ness and performance. Erne Fay 14; medium 
business. iFritzi Schett 15; big business. Nat 
Goodwin 16; pleased fair business. Moving Pic- 
tures' Brltt-Nelson Fight 17; good business. The 
Little Gray Lady 18; medium business. Impe- 
rial Moving Picture Co. 10; The Ravs 21-22; 
Why Girls Leave Home 23;' Girls " Will Be 
Girls 24; Checkers 29; The Land of Cotton 30; 
Charles Grapwln Dec. 1; Arnold Daly 2; She 
Tried to Do Right 4; Wedded and Parted 8; On 
the Bridge at Midnight 0; Lulu Glaser 12. 

Jacques Opera House (F. W. Sttzpatriek, 
mgr.) Bice, Hltchlngs and Edwards, Three Ca- 
tanos, Geo. B. Alexander and others week 20. 


WASHINGTON. — New National Theatre (W. 
H. Rapley, mgr.) Wright Lorimer week 20; 
good business. Maxine Elliott week 27. 

Belasco (Ira J. LaMotte, mgr.) In the Heart 
of Maryland week 20: excellent business. Ber- 
tha Gallande week 27. 

Columbia (Luckett ft Dywer, mgrs.) Otis 
Skinner week 20; capacity business. Kyrle 
Bellew week 27. 

Majestic (J. A. Sargent, mgr.) How Baxter 
Butted In 20; good business. Eugenie Blair 

'Academy (Jho. W. Lyons, mgr.) Fast Life 
In 'New York week 27. 

'Lyceum (Eugene Kernan, mgr.) Dainty Pa- 
ree Burlesquers week 20; good attraction and 
bnslness. Fay Foster Co. week 27. 

T. T. LANE. 


AUGUSTA.— Grand Opera House (Scbwelgert 
& Lawrence, mgrs.) DePew-Burdette Stock Co. 
week 12. excepting 17; fine business and per- 
formances. The Player Maid 17; fine perform- 
ance and fair business. AI. Wilson 20; Walker 
Whiteside 21 ;Pauiine Hall 22; A Madcap Prin- 
cess 23. 

Star Theatre (Barnard Mitchell, mgr.) Splen- 
did bnslness is the rule. 

ATLANTA. — Grand (H. L. and 3. L. DeGive, 
mgrs.) Frank Daniels 17-18; pleased excellent 

Bijou (Jake Wells, les.) Daniel Ryan & Co. 
week 20; good business and company. 

Star. (J. B. Thompson, mgr.) Business ex- 
cellent week 20. 

BRTTNSWICK. — GTand Opera House (Fleming 
& Wan*, mjrrs.) 'Florence Davis 20; good busi- 
ness. Lewis Morrison 22. 

TALDOSTA — Opera House. The Sign of the 
Four; 8: good business and fair performance. 
Kalbfield's Minstrels 14; good business and fair 
show. Under canvas— Singling Brothers 16; 
good business. 


CHICAGO.— Illinois Theatre (Will J. Davis, 
mgr.) Week 27, Sam (Bernard in The Rollick- 
ing GirL 

Powers' Theatre (Harry Powers, mgr.) Week 
27. Wm. H. Crane in The American Lord. 

Grand Opera House (Harry Askin, mgr.) 
Week 27, Otis Skinner In His Grace de Gram- 

Studebaker Theatre (R. E. Harmeyer, mgr.) 
■Week 27, Lillian Blauvelt in The Rose of the 

Gardck Theatre (Sam. P. Gerson, mgr.) 
Week 27. Babes in the Wood. 

Colonial Theatre (Geo. W. Lederer, mgr.) 
Week 27, Fay Templeton in Forty-Five Minutes 
From Broadway. 

McVicker's Theatre (Geo. C. Warren, bus. 
mgr.) Week 27, 'Way Down East. 

Great Northern Theatre (F. C. Eberts, mgr.) 
Week 27, Ford & Gehrne. 

LaSalle Theatre (M. H. Singer, mgr.) Week 
27. The Yankee Regent. 

Auditorinm OMHward Adams, mgr.) Week 27 
Hranpty Dumpty. 

Chicago Opera House (Kohl 4 Castle, mgrs.) 
Week 27; His Honor, the Mayor. 

Olympic Theatre (A. Jacobs, mgr. for Kohl & 
Castle.) Week 27, Leslie and Dalley. Talbot 
and Rogert, Milan Burkhart & Co., The Dlonne 
Twin Sisters, Jacob's Dogs, Estelle Wordette & 
Co., Susie Fisher, Sankey Brothers, Lizzie Wil- 
son. Brown and Brown. Phil and Carrie Rus- 
sell, Marvelle and Gleason. Billy Glbbs. Hlg- 
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Haymarket Theatre (W. W. Freeman, mgr ) 
Week 27. Martin Beck's Great Orphenm Show. 
Coonlal Septette, Marian's Dogs, Jules and Ella 
Garrison, Edgar Blxley, Sisters and Brothers 
Ford, Winona Winter, Campbell and Johnson, 
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Mention "The EiUboa. l" v,hm nnmoermj oAt 

tet, Harry Johnson, Murphy and Carter, and 
Geo. K. Spoor's kinodrome. 

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mgr.) Week 37, A Midnight Bell. 

Criterion Theatre (Lincoln J. Carter, mgr.) 
Week 27, The Millionaire Detective. 

Peoples' Theatre (Wlngfield. Rowland & Clif- 
ford, mgrs.) Week 27, The Secret Despatch. 

Columbus Theatre (Weber Bros., mgrs.) 
Week 27, Mason and Mason in Fritz and Snltz. 

Howard Theatre (M. Magnus, mgr.) Week 
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Alhambra Theatre (Jas. H. Browne, mgr.) 
Week 27, A Bace for Life. 

Academy of Music (Wm. Roche, mgr.) Week 
27, Happy Hooligan's Trip Around the World. 

iBijou Theatre (Wm. Roche, mgr.) Week 
27. The Gypsy Girl. 

Sid. 3. Euson's Theatre (Sid. 3. Euson, mgr.) 
Week 27, Burlesque. 

Trocadero Theatre (Harry H. Hedges, mgr.) 
Week 27, Burlesque. 

■Folly Theatre (James A. Fennessy, mgr.) 
Week 27, Burlesque. 

Clark Street Museum (Louis "M. Hedges, mgr.) 
Curio hall and theatre. 

London Dime Museum (Wm. J. Sweeney, 
mgr.) Curio haH and theatre. 


CHAMPAIGN. — Walker Opera House (C. F. 
Hamilton, mgr.) Hans and Nix 16; good bus- 
iness and performance. Our Pastor 18; pleased 
large audience. The Runaways 21; large au- 
dience and excellent performance. The For- 
bidden Land 24. 

DECATUB.— Power's Theatre (J. F. Given, 
■mgr.) The JJorth [Brothers In Repertoire; good 
business. May Irwin In Mrs. Black Is Back, 
excellent business; San Toy 27: The Eternal 
City 28; What Women Will Do 29; The Royal 
Chef 30; The Fool's Revenge Dec. 1; Alice 
Nielsen 2. 

Bijou Theatre (A. Slglfried. owner.) The 
Four Grohs, Marguerite Newton. Geo. E. Aus- 
tin, Golden and Hughes, J. V. Mitchell, George 
Allison, and Allison, and the kinodrome week 

DIXON. — Opera House (Charles H. Eastman, 
mgr.) Whv Girls Leave Home 14; fair business 
and performance. When Women Love 15; fair 
business and good show. The Rajah of Strong 
IS: good performance and business. The Hoosier 

GREENUP. — Greenup Theatre (Eckard & But- 
ton, mgrs.) A Country Kid Oct. 28: good show 
ami fair business. Mahara's Minstrels Nov. 16; 
fine show and packed house. ^National Stock 
Co. 27. 

HARBISBTfRQ.— Opera House. Stevens Com- 
edy Co. week 13; excellent company and good 
business. Mahara's Minstrels 28. 

JACKSONVUXE.— Grand Opera House (Geo. 
W. Chatterton, mgr.) Devil's Auction 15; pleased 
large business. Hans and Nix 20: fair busi- 
ness and show. Human Hearts 22: San Toy 
24: Great Lavfayette 25: The Two Johns 27. 

JOLIET.— Opera House (J. T. Henderson, 
mgr.) At Piney Ridge IS; good company and 
business. Shooting the Chutes 19; good busi- 
ness and performance. 

Grand Theatre (Louis Goldberg, mgr.) Fon- 
tenelle Hastings and Burns and others week 
13: business and bill good. Green and Barton. 
BIssonnette and Newman. Wallace and Beach 
and others week 20., 

KEWANEE. — MeClnro's Opera House (F. R. 
Shnlts. mgr.) My Wife's Family 11: good per- 
formance and bnslness. Dora Thorne 14; good 
business. The Forbidden Marriage 15; large aud- 
ience. The Two Johns IS; large attendance. 
Uncle Tom's Cabin 21. . ,.» 

MASON CITY Mccarty's Opera House (F 

W. Trent, mgr.) A ROyal Slave 6: good business 
anil companv. In the Heart of Chicago 14; 
fair business. The Banker's Child 24. 

PEORIA Grand (Chamberlln & Harrington, 

.mgrs.) Tim Murphy 15-16; good business. May 
Irwin 17: good business. Uncle Tom's Cabin 
IS: business good. The Two Johns 19; drew 
well. Great Lafayette 21; The Maid and the 
Mummy 23; Richard III. 24: Francis Wilson 
25; A Poor Relation 26; San Toy 28; The Land 
of Nod 30. ... «-. ,.,„ 

Main Street Theatre (Davis & Churchill, 
mgrs ) Rawls and Von Kaufman, Claude Raus, 
and others week 20; good bnslness. 

Weast Theatre (Chas. Bartson, mgr.) Jack 
Brown and Lillian Wright, Buckley's Dogs, Bar- 
ney First, and others week 20; business good. 

QUINCY.— Empire Theatre (Cbamberlln-IIar- 
rington Co.. mgrs.) The iForbldden Marriage 12; 
big business. Little Johnny Jones 15: capac- 
ity business. Devil's Auction 16; good bnslness. 
The Western Amusement Co. 19; big business. 
San Tov 22: .Railroad Jack 23; The Orpan's 
Prnver SS. The Two Johns 26: Quincy Adams 
Sawyer 27; The Forbidden Land 28; Under Sonth- 
enr 'Skies 30. 

llljou Theatre (Patrick & McDonnell, mgrs.) 
Cameron and Flannagan. Jennings and Renf. 
frow. Eugene lEnimett and others week 20. 

SPRINGFIELD.— Chatterton (Geo. W. Chat- 
terton mgr.) Bauer, pianist. 16: fair business. 
Dun Sully 17: fair nns'nrss. Tim Murphy 18: 
big business and pleased Immensely. Hans and 

Nix 19; fair business and show. The Maid and 
the Mummy 20; good show and capacity busi- 

Gaiety (Smith & Burton, mgrs.) Guy's Parlor 
Minstrels and others week 20; good business. 

Olympic (C. J. MOCann. mgr.) Business good. 
Crotty Trio. Wells and Wells, and The Nor- 
tons week 20. 

Empire Theatre (Jno. Connors, mgr.) Excel- 
lent bills are attracting good business. 


BRAZIL Opera House (Will H. Leavitt, 

mgr.) Her iFatal Sin 22; In the Heart of Chi- 
cago 25: A Girl from Mars 29. 

COLTTMBUS.— Crump's Theatre (R. E. Gott- 
schalk, mgr.) Parsifal 16; packed house and 
excellent performance. The Moonshiner's Daugh- 
ter 22; In the Heart of Chicago 30; The Bajah 
of Bhong Dec. 2. , 

EVANSVTLLE. — Grand (T. A. Pedlay. mgr.) 
The Jewell Jelly Stock .Co. 13-18; fair busi- 
ness. The Twin Sisters 16, when the Kelly 
Co. laid off; good bnslness. Grace Hay ward Co. 
20-25: The Isle of Bong Bong 22; Buster Brown 
30; Al. G. Field's Minstrels Dec. 1 ; Rajah of 
Bhong 2; Paul Jones Opera Co 7; Pretty Peg- 
gy 9. ' .' _ ■ 

People's (T. A. IPedlay, mgr.) Grace Hay- 
ward Co. 19; good business. The Moonshiner's 
Daughter 25. „ 

FORT WAYNE.— Majestic Theatre (M. B. 
Rice, mgr.) Pin*. Pan - . Pouf 13; good business 
and show. Mojeska 14; pleased good business. 
Xobodv's Claim 16: fair show and business. 
Way Down 'East 17: excellent show and busi- 
ness. The Peddler 18; good business and show. 
Why Women Sin 21: Our Pastor 22; Old Clothes 
Man 23: 'Eben iHolden 24; Kolb and Dill 25; 
A Wife's Secret 2S-29; Murray and Mack 30; 
Francis Wilson Dec. 1; Eva Tanguay 2. 

Masonic Teanple (F. E. Stouder, mgr.) High- 
class vaudeville week 20-25; good business. 

FRANKFORT. — Bllnn Theatre (Langebrake & 
HufTord, mgrs. The Moonshiner's Daughter 15; 
fair business. The Great Lafayette 16; packed 
house. I. O. U. 20; good business and attrac- 
tion. The Royal Chef 23; East Lynne 25; San 
Toy iDec 5; Cousin Kate 7; The Hoosier 
Girl 8. ■-■•,„■ 

Crystal Theatre (Chas. Welsh, mgr.) Graw 
Trio, Graham and Hayes, Mile. Alma, Mrs. 
Frynes, and moving pictures week 27.; capa- 
city business. 

GOSHEN.— Jefferson Theatre CH. Sommers, 
mgr.) West's Minstrels 15; excellent busi- 
ness. The Eternal City 17; satisfactory busi- 
ness. Nobody's Claim 18; fair business. Mrs. 
WIggs of the Cabbage iPatch 20; pleased large 
business. Royal Italian Band 21; good Easiness. 
Tie Rajah of Bhong 22; Fatty Felix 25; Eben 
Holden 28; The Bishop's Carriage 29. 

HARTFORD CITY Van Cleve Theatre (W. 

L. Va Cleve. mgr.) The Moonshiner's Daughter 
7: good business. When Women Love 9; good 
business. Union Depot 17; good business. Quincy 
Adams Sawyer 21: pleased good business. The 
Girl from Mars 24; Diamond King 27; East 
Lynne 29. . . ' _, ' 

K0K0M0 Crystal Theatre (W. E. Finley, 

mgr.) St. Clair Sisters, Jno. H. Martha, Two 
Fantas. Hazel Good and the_kinodrome week 27. 
Business good. _. . . . „ \. 

Sipe Theatre (W. B. 'Helmick, mgr.) East 
Lvnne IS: fair business. Uncle Tom's Cabin 
20: good business. Whv Women Sin 23; The 
High Fivers 25; Joshua Shnpklns 2S; Banda Ros- 
sa 30; Murray and Mack Dec. 1; Leroy Stock Co. 

LOGANSPORT. — Dowllng's Theatre (Jno. E. 
Dowling, mgr.) Great Lafayette 15; pleased 
good business. 'Way Down East 16; pleased 
capacity business. The Forbidden Marriage 20; 
good bnslness. The Rajah of Bhong 25; Banda 
Rossa 24; Pretty Peggy 28. 

Crystal Theatre (W. T. Randall, mgr.) Hayes 
and Graham, Mile. Alma, Jas. Porter, Wood- 
ford's Educated Animals, and the kinodrome 
week 20; S. R. O. 

MARION.^Indlana Theatre (H. G. Sommers. 
mgr.) West's Minstrels 13; good business and 
show. Parsifal 14; good business and per- 
formance. Pudden'ead Wilson 15; fair busi- 
ness. Pitt, Pan*. Ponf 16: excellent performance 
and S. R. O. Nobody's Claim 17; fair show and 
sood business. The Eternal City 18; satisfied 
large patronage. Kolb & Dill 24; The Diamond 
King 25. , _ 

Grand Theatre (H. G. Sommers, mgr.) Ram- 
sey Sisters. Wm. H. Windom, Spauldlng. Rus- 
sell and Dunbar. Hazel Robinson and the mov- 
ing pictures week 20. 

Crvstal Theatre (J. H. Amnions, mgr.) Crlm- 
mins and Mack. Bentham and Freeman. West 
and Benton, Geo. P. Marshall and moving pic- 
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MICHIGAN CITY. — Armory Opera House (E. 
FJJailev, mgr.) Great American Indoor Cir- 
cus 13-14: good> business and performance. A 
Poor Relation 18; good performance and pa- 
tronage. -Vt riney Ridge S3; Eben Holden 
Dec. 1. 

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Megraplk tells ntav be had by recourse to the Donaldson 

a°s~B&xnd-Glats Matter at Pott Office at On- 

not engage 


aTotiosk— Th* ' Billboard wm 
return rnimHrttsd photographs. 

Saturday, December 2.1S05. 

A If «rry Christmas to The 
Billboard Readers 

With whatever 
degree of trust 
or doubt one may 
regard the , Biblical incident that gives rise to 
*e celebration of Christmas, it is still an oc- 
casion far good cheer and close fellowship. 
The scene of satisfaction wito life and the world 
av In tt" atmosphere. Like the prelibations 
e£r spring and: autumn, it Is intangible, inex- 
plicable, trat we know It Is there, its Iden- 
tity Is unmistakable. . . . And so, even 
•aouga It may be a day of two performances, 
of hard work and little recreation, there is 
yet that delectible sense of interest and kln- 

shlp that comes unbidden with the holidays 

sad; departs with them. ... It Is fortunate 
that association has made Christmas what It 
Is. The day is unique among the holidays 
«f which we have all too few in America. 
There is that in the exchange of compliments 
durtidraws, us nearer together and cements old 
"*"; moIe closely. . . . r*t The Billboard take 
this occasion to extend to its readers best 
wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 
as* Happy New Tear. 

: * :'»'■« 
Tils issue of The Billboard contains two air- 
ship ads. the Bodkin and the White City ax- 
Melea. They mark- an epoch, being the first ad- 
vertisements of this character ever printed in 
a professional journal. 



We can not refrain, in Issuing onr Christmas 
Number, from calling attention to a few of 
tae improvements that have marked the growth 
and progress of The Billboard during the past 

We now print more routes than any other 
paper. Our Issue dated Nov. 25. contained 88T 
twites classified as performers' dates, 511 dra- 
ssatlcK routes, 151 musical, 68 burlesque, 30 
miscellaneous, 21 minstrel, 25 midway routes, 
and ten circus routes (the carnival and circus 
season being practically closed), making a to- 
tal of. 1,703 routes against 1,561 published the 
• eorreflponding Issue of our strongest rival. 

Our Poetoffiee Department has grown tin 
wet now forward on an average 1,000 letters a 
week, or 50,000 a year, to professional people 
r,att over the world- 

Onr style of make-up, has been Improved 
wits, many of the most popular innovations in 
she history: of professional Journalism. The 
Bfflboar d prints more news than any other pa- 
per in Its class. 

We have efficient representatives and folly 
equipped offices. In New York, Chicago, San 
Francisco, London, England, . and Sidney, Aus- 
tralia, and win shortly open offices in Paris, 
France, and in South Africa. 

The Billboard has a correspondent in every 

Important town In tne United States. Its cor- 

ndence columns are the best and ttie most 

^widely: read by theatre and traveling- managers. 

The Billboard Is to every sense "Amer- 

iea'e . Leading- Theatrical Weekly." 



DHFFOELD-WHITB.— Frederick Duffield, con- 
nected with opera houses at Mason City, la., 
was married at St. Paul, Minn., to Miss Flor- 
ence White of the latter city, Nov. 16. 

IPABCH-FOX. — Arthur L. Parch, formerly 
with the I. T. Cash Carnival Co., was married 
Nov. 15, to Miss Kate Fox, a non-professional, 
of Milwaukee, Wis. * 

TAYLOR-SEARS.— Charles B. Taylor, man- 
ager, and Anna Sears, leading sonbrette of the 
Alcazar Beauties Co., were married in Chi- 
cago, II I., T hursday, Nor. 24. 

W1SE-HELEY-— H. A. Wise and Jenny Heley, 
known as Uneeta. palmist, were married in Or- 
angeburg, S. C, Nov. IB. 

PABISI-SOOGIN.— Slgnor Soldo ParlaL the 
well known violinist, and Miss Martha Belle 
Scogin, In St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 23. 


Helen McGregor, leading lady of As Ye 
Sow, died in Boston, Mass., Nov. 22, from the 
effects of an operation for deafness. Her home 
was in Rochester, N. Y. 

Charles Spencer, an eight-horse driver with 
the Buffalo BUI Wild West Show, died at 
Castre, France, Oct. IT, from Injuries received 
several weeks previous. Mr. Spencer was about 
thirty years of age and a native of Columbus, 

John W. Bansome, comedian in the Isle of 
Bong Bong, mourns the death of a daughter 
born Nov. 18 to bis wife in . Detroit, Mich. 
The child lived two days. 

The Empire One Cent Amusement Co., New 
Tork City; capital, 115.000. Automatic vaude- 
ville. Incorporators— Jacob M. Endel. Gaines- 
ville, Fla.; Meyer S. Epstein, 110 W. 111th 
Street, and Charles Jaeoby, S43 B. 88th street, 
both of New York City. 

feather In Manager George W. Lederer's cap 
to have this fulfillment of his recent declara- 
tions bear such fruit, his arrival in Ohicago 
to assume the management of the Colonial 
being accompanied by a stralght-from-the-shoul- 
der statement that years of experience had 
proven to him the consistent fairness of the 
Chicago theatregoers, and their substantial rec- 
ognition of worthy stage offerings. 

The magnitude and lavishness of detail of 
The Prince of India has been described by those 
acquainted with the preparations of the pro- 
duction as the" most extravagant and ambitious 
ever attempted by these leaders of modern 
stage creations, Klaw & Erlanger, and It Is 
said there are no less than five hundred players 
engaged, among the principal being J. E. 
Dodson, William Farnnm, William Beach, Maude 
Fealy and Sarah Truax. The dramatization Is 
by J. I. C. Clarke, the music is being arranged 
by Horatio Parker, professor of music of Yale 
College, leading scenic artists of London and 
this country have for months been engaged on 
painting the scenery, four hundred Roman and 
Turkish soldiers, to be retained permanently 
with the production, are being drilled constantly 
and never In the history of a theatrical pro- 
duction has there been such tremendous pre- 
liminary detail and outlay. And yet the most 
completely defined plans have been changed 
by the undeniable testimony of Chicago's ad- 
vantages by recent achievements and again 
Broadway is relegated to second place, this time 
for the biggest plum of them all. 


The Hines-Blake-Willard enterprises 
are meeting with flattering success in Cuba. 

£n?°!£ii 0t ?l elI ^V Sonth and Central America 
wm .follow the Cuban engagement. Mr. George 
SV™??. wm httTe WTe ral attractions at White 
?iS'iiff ,1 ff s<> ; t . ta V 06 - He nM engaged Jess 
Jewell's Manikins for one of his shows. The 
Manikins were last seen In Chicago at Hyde & 
Behman'e Theatee (Colonial) where they made 
a great Wt. Mr. Hlnes wfll Install a trained 

animal show In one of his buildings, at White 
City, and the attraction should get a lot of 
money. Ohicago people are always ready to 
spend money for novelties, and a good animal 
show will appeal to the patrons of White 
City. Of course, it will have to be carried 
out along "World's Fair" lineB to insure a 
grand success, a fact readily acknowledged by 
Manager Hines who -promises us a feature at- 
traction in all the term implies. It is a trifle 
early to announce the plans of the White City 
management, for the coming season. It ie 
safe to predict, however, that Chicago's million 
dollar amusement resort will nphold tier repu- 
tation and present to the amusement-loving pub- 
lic of the great middle west a combination of 
high-class attractions. 


The program for the Examiner's 
Christmas Tree Benefit, which is to be given 
at the Grand Opera House, Thursday afternoon, 
Dec. 7, Is now practically complete. It win 
undoubtedly be one of the most pretentious en- 
tertainments ever given for charity in this 
city. The proceeds (with an added $500 from 
the Examiner), will go to buy Christmas pres- 
ents for the little poor children of Chicago. 

The cast so far arranged Includes the follow- 
ing artists: Fay Tentpleton — (Forty-five Minutes 
From Broadway company, the Colonial; Lil- 
lian Blauvelt— The Bose of the Alhambra com- 
pany, the Studebaker; Otis Skinner— His Grace 
de Grammont company, the Grand; Victor Moore 
and Emma Littlefleld — Forty-five Minutes From 
Broadway company, the Colonial; Eva Tanguay 
The Sambo Girl company, the Great Northern; 
Cecil Lean and chorus— The Umpire company, 
the LaSalle; LaPetlte Adelaide— The Babes In 
the Wood company, the Garrlck; The Pony Bal- 
let — His Honor, the Mayor company, Chicago 
Opera House; (Margaret MacDonald— The Um- 
pire company, the LaSalle; Oherldah *81mpson— 
The Babes In the Wood company, Garrlck; 
Henry Corson Clarke — Vaudeville; 'Way Down 
East Quartet— McVlcker's; Banks Cregler and 
orchestra of forty pieces and Bert Brown, cor- 
net soloist. 

Seven of the most popular chorus girls from 
different theatres, in costume, will sell pro- 


One of the new amusement devices 
to be divulged by one of Chicago's big parks 
next summer is that known as The Comets, 
invented by H. H. Patee, of New York. A 
similar device win be installed at Coney Is- 
and. New York. Mr. P. Baker, well known 
In amusement Circes in this country and in 
England, Is In Chicago, and Is forming a com- 
pany to build and operate The Comets in other 
cities. Limited space . prevents us from min- 
utely describing the modus operandi of this 
latest thriller. Suffice it to say, however, the 
amusement seeker who patronizes The Comets 
will get a run for his money. The sensations 
of an aerial trip taken within a monster rolling 
sphere; are said to be blood-stirring- in the ex- 
treme. The season of 1908 will see more park 
innovations than.. any previous year. Inventors 
are -burning the midnight oil and promoters are 
as busy as bees interesting capital with which 
to launch the new creations. The fact that 
many wealthy business men of the commercial 
world are Interesting themselves in the summer - 
park business— a business that bids fair to 
outstrip all other forms of amusement enter* 
prise — speaks well for the future of those who 
have gotten In on the ground floor, In the right 
locations, and have, surrounded themselves with 
talent of a high order. 


Col. Frederick T. Cummins has some 
interesting plans under way for next season. 
£?* JTJH! e tte wr - ter . -»- the Chicago offices of 
The Billboard, one day last week enjoyed the 
privilege of looking over the copyrighted manu- 
script of a Bpectacle which promises to be of a 
most thrilling and popular nature, yet we are 
not permitted, at this time, to acquaint our 
readers with the details. Backed by the ex- 
perience of years, as the producer of the 
famous Cummins' Wild West and Indian Con- 
gress, a feature at most of the larger exposi- 
tions, and last season a leading factor at Chi- 
cago's White City, Col. Cummins is preparing 
to spring upon the amusement world an inno- 
vation, which is sure to attract the attention 
of showmen everywhere. As a -matter of 
civic pride, we are In hopes Ohicago will lay 
first claim on the project — Indeed Chlcagoans 
have come to look upon the genial Colonel as 
a fixture — and that one of our big local parks 
will add a lustre to its ensemble of attrac- 
tions by the Installation of the Cummins' spec- 

At all events, we make free to predict that 
Col. Cummins' exhibition will find Immediate 
favor and flattering prosperity in any city which 
may adopt it. 


A moving picture craze has fastened 
itself upon Pittsburg, and in that city within 
the past month nearly a score of motion picture 
store shows" have sprung Into existence. As 
a matter of record, It is but fair to state that 
nearly all of the films used in Pittsburg are 
rented by a certain leading Chicago firm. They 
call these shows "Nlckeloheons"— by reason of 
the fact that five cents Is the price of ad- 
mission. Continuous shows are given from early 
in. the morning until late at night. Now we 
are to have them in Chicago, and soon they will 
be sprinkled all over our business districts 
wherever suitable locations can be secured. 
Sunday, Nov. 26, a resort of this nature opened 
on State street, with a brass band accompani- 
ment, the second of a number which are to be 
opened in the immediate future. It ie su- 
mored that a Ohicago syndicate Is to line up 
a string of these motion picture store show* 
in many of the larger cities. 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

The Billboard 



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Aiken, Bess 

Allen, Jessie 

Andrews, Fanny 

Arnold, Indola 

*Alvo, Mrs. Chas. 

Banvard, Mrs. Dora 

Bartlctt, Mrs. J. R. 

Bauer, Nellie 

Beck with, Minnie 

BendUn, Adell 

Benson, Ida 

Bentley, Jennie 

♦Bishop, Mae 

Blair, Ada 

Blanchard, Marie 

Broun, Corinne 

Brown, Mrs. Mazle . 

Brown, Mrs. Frank 

Brownlee, Mrs. Wal- 

Calburn, Mrs. Clara 

Canihac, Madam B. 

Carnes. Esther 

*Carsoo, Georgie 

Carson, Georgia F. 

•Cams, Emma 

Castle, Dolly 

Castle, Grace 

Chris ter Catherine 

Corena, Princess 

Costello, Lucy A. 

Costellow, Madam 
- DeArmo, Mrs. Madge 

•DeOsta, Mrs. 

Dafoe, Fannie 

Davenport. Maud E. 

Davis, Mrs. Geo. C. 

Deiehoyd, Mrs. 

Dorian. Bertha 

Drebrlg, Mrs. Blanche 

Drum-nond. Mrs. J.M. 

Dunbar, Bertie 

Duncan, Virginia 

Dupree, Geo. & Ub- 

Earl, Hazel. Mgr. 
(Earl Sisters) 

•Easton, Blanche 

Gkelund Belga 

Ellison. Tlllle 

E-rshem. Gertrude 

•Fatima, LaBelle 

Faulkner Mrs. W. 

•Fletcher, Isabella 

Fortune, Cecil 

Fox, Mrs. Frank 

Frizzelle, Irene 

Gardner, Mrs. Louis 

Oasklll. Mrs. Mary 

Gay, Jessie 

•Gibbs SiBters 

Graham, Edna 

Grant, Irene 

Gray, Mrs. H. E. 

Grete. Grace 

Gulrey, Mrs. Fannie 

..Hale. Bessie 

Hall, Mabel 

Hanson, Lillian 

•Hawthorne, Nellie 

Hay ward Stock Co., 

*Hezelton Burlesque 
Co., The Mabel 

Helgeson, Grade 

Hendricks. Boss 4 

Hensey, Maggie 

Hill. Anl 

Hocking, Mrs. Anna 

Holmes. Mrs. Fred 

Holz, Mrs Mena 10c 

Houston, Laura 

Howard, Joe & Gussie 

Hulette, Mrs. F. I. 

•Johnson, Mrs. Charlie 
Kane, Mrs. Nellie 
•LaMarr, Mrs. fimma 
LaRose. Madam 

t-affln, Dorothy 

Landy, Mrs. W. L. 
Lane ec Suzinetta 
Leagia, Princess 
•il-e -and; Mrs. Flor- 
ILesBe. Beatrice 
Lewis. Pearl 
Loefller, Elsie 
McBlalr, Elsie 
MacDonald, Miss B. 
McDonald, Gladesy 
McDonald, Mme. Dell 
McMorris, Bertha 
Mall. Mamie El 
Margulis, Mrs. Rose 
Martin, Grace. 
Martlne, Mamie 
Miller, lira. Dollle 
MilUcan. Mrs. Fred S. 
Mllllgan. Ada 
Milton, Emma 
Moody, Emma Calvert 
Moore. Arlean 
Morgan, Catherine 
•Morris, Dorothy 
Moseley, Mrs. W. M. 
Mozart, Eva 2c 
MundeU, Ida 
Nelson, Mrs. Margaret 
Newton Marguerltc- 
Noxon. Mrs. Dave 
•Ormsby, Janette 
Pauline. Princess 
Peek. Lula' Ray 
Phillips. Harry & BeB 

Phillips, Ida (Phillips 

Powers. Mrs. Jessie 
•Prengle, Delia 
Price, Mrs. LuDell 
Pringle, Delia 
Reed, Mrs. Viola 
Reed, Kitty 
Rent row, Mr. & Mrs. 

Rix, Dorothy Vaughan 
Rogers, Mrs. Dock 
-iRoma, Rose Sheldon 
Rosamond, Nellie 
St. Claire. Marie B. 
Sallda, Mme. Zuret 
Scheld. Emma 
Selbert, Mrs. G. W. 
Semon, Mrs. 
Shabbazian. Mrs. 8 M. 
Sbarldan, Mrs. Alva 
Sheppard, Madam 

Simpson, Mrs Vivian 
Skinner, Mrs. T. L. 
Snelgrove, Bessie 
Snow, Daisey M. 
Solora, Madam 
Stanley. Miss J. 
Stewart. Mrs. D. L. 
Sturgis, Mrs. C. J. 
Sutton. Mrs. H. B. 
Taylor, Marlon 
Teasdale, Mrs. Geo. 
Thomas. Mrs. Addle 
Van Hall, Eva 
Van Tossell, Cora 

Villa. Lucia K. 
Volkes, Marie 
Wagner, May 
Walters, Pearl 
Ward, Pauline 
Westeott, Eva 
White. Florence 
Winer. Annie 
Wiper, Margaret B. 
Wolf, Lillian 

Wood, Helen 
Wood. Mrs. G. L. 
Wungaard, Olga 
Wurzlock. Miss M. 
Young, Eulalle E. 


Adams, Ab. 
Adams, Frank 
•Adumon. Eddie 
-iKacon. Gaston 
Albion, Louis 
Allen, Milt H. 2c. 
•Allen, L. E. 
Allycn, Henrv 
Alvln. Mlchae 1 
American Am. Co. (De 

Kreko Bros.) 
Ames, Percy 
Anderson, W. P. 
Anderson, R. o 
Angells, S. (Angell'a 

Arnold, W. F. 
•Arnold, F. B. 
•Arthur, Gua 
Atkins, Lew 
Atkinson, Geo, 
Augustus. I. T. 
Austin. H. S. 
•- 'stln. J. O. 
Badroslan. Joe 
Baldwin, S. X„ Jr. 
Barker. Geo. J. 
Banner Exhibition Co. 
Barar, Steve 
Barlow, W. N. 
Barnes, Edward 
Barney, Frank 
Barrnck, Geo F. 
Barren. Tom' (Trick 

Barrett. Arthur E. 
Barrman ,J. H. 2c 
Bnrtlett, De Witt T. 
BasBage. Bert O. 

Barton. -Hall (Barton 

Bnuf-h. Prof. (Colored 

Beach, Bobby 
Beck. IT. 
Bcckwlth, Jesse 
Bennett. Paul 
Benson, Geo. D. 
Renter, Joe E. 
Benton, Curtis 
Berger, Ernest L. 
•Bernard, Nat 
Bernstein, Joe 
Berry. Miles 
Berger. Albert 
Best. F. S. (Punk) 
Beverly, J. W . 
BIddle. F. W. 
BIdwell, Wm. 3c 
Billings, Gay 
BIrchfield, Chas. 
Blrchfield. Grover 
Bishop, W. H. 
Blackschleger. Chas, 

Bonds, Bending 
Bones, E. F. 
•Bonn. Geo. R. 
ROnnell, James 
Borden, Felix 
Boston Ideal Opera 

Boston Opera Co. 
I'onj-hton. Will 
Bowen, G. 8c 
Boweu. John M. 
Bowman. Ben 
•Boyd, Jas. 

Bozzell, Wm. 

Brandon, Ellsworth 

Bray, Harry 

Brennan, J. Francis 

Brewer, M. A. 

Brewer, T. E. 

Brldgewater, Frank 

Britten, Frank (Red) 

Brodle, Wm. A. 

Brollier, Bobt. 

Brooks, P. L. 

Browmlller, Wm. 

Brown, Fred H. 

Brown, Marvelous 

Brownwood, Eddie - 

Bryant, J. D. 

Bubb, Harry 

Burke, Harry 0. 

•Burton, H. B. 

Buckley. Louis 

Burnette, Richard 

BurreU, Jimmle 

Buscb, A. S. 

Bntle, T. B., Mgr. 

•Calcedo, J. A. 

Calllway, Geo. 

Campbell, Doc : 

Cannon, Bert L. 

Cantor. J. 0. 

Caplinger. Chas. 

Car, G. H. 

Carl, K. P: 

Cary, Chas. J. 

Case, Doc 

Case, E. I. 

Cay lor & Jefferson 

Chenvront, C. O. 

Chevalier. H. C. 

Clark. Clever 

Clark, T. H-. 

Clark, Eddie B. 

Clayton,- James 

Cloud. J. Walter 

Coglln. Ed. 

Cole, J. E. 

•Cole. Louis A. 

Collins. Frank T. 

Collins, Arthur (Ban- 
Jo Player) 
: Comans Wm . . 

Oonklln, Geo. A. 

Conklin, Peter 

Conlon, Jack 

Conrads, The 

Copeland, Sam 

Continental Amuse, ec 
Ex. Co. 

Cook, Chas. W., Mgr. 

Cook, J. T. 

Cook & Barrett's 
Show, - Mgr. 

Cookscon, M. C. 

Coons. Chas. 

Coplin, Albert & Will 

Corigan, Baidy 

Corneal, C. C. 

Cbrrlgan, S. D. 

Corson, Chas. 

Court, Percy 2c 

Cowley, Jas. H. 

Craig, Peter 

•Cranston A. B. 

Crawford. Boss 

Cronln, Jack 

Cross, C. E. 

Cross, Mr. (Crystal 
Palace Glass Show) 

Crouch, L. J. 

Crouse, W. F. 

Cummins, Col. Fred 

Curreden, A. E. 

Czarllnski. C. K. 

DeGrosse, Jos. 

DeLano, Senor Ed. 

DeLorls Chevalier 

Carnival Co. 


DeVault B.. Mgr. 
(Russian Prince) 

DeVaro, Chas. 

DeVelda & Zelda 

Ualley, Tom 

•Dalesslo. Joe 
Dalton, C. M. 
Banner. Fred A. 
Dano, Boss A. 
Danovas, Les 
Darlington. Harry 
Parnaby, Ben. 
Darnold, Blaln 
Paugherty, Billy 
Daugherty, James - 
•Daugherty Bros. 
Davenport, W. M. 
Davis, Arthur- 
Decker, Louis (Trap 

Deithlck & Benjamin 

Delamater Mus. Com. 

Co.. Mgr. 
Delomont. Fred 
Perona, Fred 
Derwin. James T. 
Despor, Mr. (Despor 

Deconas, The 
Dlckerman, D. 
Dlckerson. Mgr. 
(Lady Minstrels) 
Dickson, J. B. 
nillae. John W. 
Dlllae. Max 
Dlllwortb, James 
•Dlukins, T W. 
•Dittman. Chas. H. 
I.lvolla. Mons. (Fire 

Doc's Carnival Co. 
Dodson, James F. 
Iwrnnovln. Geo. 
Dooley. Bernard 
lV>rlan & Ansel 
Doughitt, Ben 
Douglass, Bert 
Dowman. Walter H. 
Kovle. E. J. lc 
•Doyle. Fred P. 
Dreamland Cam. Co. 
Pud?-e. Lawrence D. 
Ducgan. James 
Dulaney, J. S. 
Dumltresco. MIttu 
Dupree. Geo. & Llbbey 
Dutton. Wm. 
IMttton Carn. Co. 
•Duvreis. Sam 
Dwver. M. J. (Wrest- 
Pyer ■"". A. 
Dyer. W. W. 
Dyers. Bill 

Dyson & Wilson. 

Earle, John L. 

East Lynn Co., Mgr. 

Eastern Carn. A Am. 
Co., Grt. 

Eastwood, Clarence 

Ebnet, John 

Eccles, H. M, 

Echlin Am. Co. 

•Eckles, B. K. 

Edison, E. E. 

•Edwards, Geo. B. 2c 

Edwards, C. L. 

•Eisfeld. Max 

Ellisters, Mark J. 

Elmendorf. W. C. 

•Eanmerson, Frank 

Empire Musical Com- 
edy Co., Mgr. 

•Empire Candy Mach. 

Evans, Lee F. 

Evans. W. H., Mgr. 

Evans, Wm*. 

Evans,. W. O. 

Eversole, Wm. 2c 

Fagan Carn. Co. 

•Farmer, Hatton 

Fatt. Henry 

Fay, Thos. 

Feagen, Frank 

Fennessy, Wm. 2c. 

Fenton, OH. 

Fick, Chas. 

Flsk. Edw. 

Finnagan, J. E. 

Fisher, Wm. 

Fitzgerald, Harry C. 

Fitzgihens, Ned 

Flannery.: Frank 

Fllnn, Frank E. 

•Flonce, Al. 

Flood. Jno. 

Fogg, Thos. 

Foley. Ed. 

Fonda Show Co. 

Force, Carl C. 

Ford. S. T. 

Fouts, Dr. W. K. 

•Fowler, Ed. 

Fox, Rowland 

Fox, Ed. O.. Mgr. 

Fraibey, Geo. 

•Frank. J. 

Frank, Harry 

Franklin Am. Co. 

Frazee. Al. G. 

Free, J. Martin 

Freeman. Harry 

Freman, Harry 

French, Max 

Frey, Henry , 

Fruenburg, Sam 

Fritchle. Frank B. 

Fuego, Dell. 

Fuller. Kent L. 

Fulton, Dick A. 

Fulton .Arthur H. 

Gardner & Maddern, 
Show mgr. 

Garrtty, Harry 

Gason, Fred P. 

•Geiger, H. (Actor) 

Geiger .John 
.George, Jacob lc 

Gerald. WlUie 
Gergonder, Prof. Geo. 

Gibson. Jas. H.. Mgr. 

Gilford, F. H., (Come- 
Gill, Jim 
Gilliam. Primrose 

Gilllland. P. 
•GUlingbam, Al. J. 
GUHngham. Edmund 
GUmore, Thos. E. 
Girard. J. E. 
Giant's Carn Co., J.E. 
Glenn, W. J. 
Golden Remedy Co. 
Gooding, J. E. 
Gossage. Geo. 
Goyert, A. 2c 
GrabaclHSchlossing Co. 
Grace, P. E. 
Grant's. W. W. Show, 

Gray,- Barry 
Grenada, Herr 
•Green J. Elsworth 
Green, Harry 
Gregg. F. O. 
Griswell. Joe 
Groves, Fred 
Guthman & Goodrich 
Haines, Chas. 
Haines. R. Harry 
Hale, Roy P. 
Hall. Mike 
Hall. W. A. 
Hall. Wm. P. 
Hammerstein. E. B. 
Handy Novelty Co. 
Hanley, P. 
Harman, Geo. 
Harris. Frank W. 
Harris, Sid. 
Harris, James A. 
Harris, L. R 
Harrison. Thomas 
Hart. Tom 
Hatch. J Frank 
Hawkins. W. B. 
Hawkins, Mr. 
Hawley. Walter 
Hayden & LaLonde 
Hayward Stock Co. 
IHazelton Burlesque 

Co., The 
Heagerty, Stephen 
Hebrleh. Arthur 28c 
Hecklow. Chas. 
Hedmark, Fred 
Hellman, D. A. 
Heilman. Harry 
Helton. Ed. 
Hendricks. Boss St 

Herman. Lawaon 
Herrman. Arthur 
Herrington. W. B. 
•Herrington W. 
Hester, Master LeRoy 
•Hill, Harry WUlard 
•Hill, Harry 
miliar. Prof. W. J. 
Hllllard. Jay Boy 
H IttnnsEeyT K SH 
Hints Entertainment 

Hockey. Harry Glbbs 
Hodge. James H. 

Hoffmeisier. Harry 
Holen, John J. 
Holland, Frank 
Holland, Charlie 
Holloway, Lee 
Holmes, C. I/. 

MarenL Chas. A. 
Market. Dave 
Man, J. O. (Aero- 
Martele, Wm. 

Holok, Arthur M.| 2c Martenet, Joe L. 

Hoitman, J. M. 
Hooker Am. Co. 
Hope. Wo*. P. 
Hopkins, Bert 

Hoss & Nanmann 
Hobs, Bert 
Hoss & Smith 
•Houghtallng. Geo. 
•Hover. T. *\ 

Howard. Edward L. _ , w 
Howard, Joe & Gussie MelcombT ~Ed 
HoweU. R M. Merrihew, Al. 

Hubbard, Tom Meyers, Geo. E 

•Hudson Sylvester J. Meyers, H. 

Martin. H. J. 
Martin, J. A. 
Marty, Joe 
Marvels, 'The 
Masy, Charley 
Mason, Fred (Bube) 

Matthews, N. (Route 

•Mattler. Bert 
Maxim & Gay 

•Hughes, Walter 
Hughes, Windy 
Hum, Henry Thome 
Hume, F. G. 
•Ikey & Aby Co. 
Italian Trio, The 
Jackson. E. 8. 
James, Wxq'. 
Jenks & Clifford 
Jennettes, The 
Jerome, Frank E. 
Johnson, F. W. StiU 
Johnson. Wm. H. 
Jones, R. O 
Karlo. King 
•Karsey, R. • 
Kartelll, Fallow 
Kaskey, James 
Katool, Habib 
Katies, H. 
•Keith, David H. 

MIUs, G. H. 
Miles Weaver Show 
Millens, A. G. 
Miller. Harry 
Miller, J. D. 
Miller, O. F. 
Milllcan, Fred S. 
Millmar, Chas. 
Mocerf, Wm. 
Monumental Carn. Co. 
Mooneyban, John 
Moore. Chas. 
Moore, Harry A-. 
Moore, S. 
Moore. Tom 
Moore, Dr. W. H. 
•Moreley, Victor 
Morley, O. A. 
•Mortimer, Chas. 
Mortimer, W. A. 
Moseley, M. A.. Mgr. 

Kellar. Harry (Magi- \iundy. ' Landes' 

Kelly, Frank H. 
Kenuedy. John, Bus. 

Kennedy. Memphis 
Kennedy. James V. 
•Kent, HoweU 
Kerr, Wilbur 

Munson, Mr.- (Clerk) 
Munzer. Joe 2c 
Murphy, Oscar 
•Murphy, C. M., Mgr. 
Murray, Tommy 
Myer & Mason 
Myer,' Chas. B. 
Myers, M. H. 

Klgbtlinger. Chas. J. m vers N P 

KUdare. Kit 
Kilpatrlck. Chas. J. 
Kllpatrlck Bros . 
Klndborg, Wm. 
National Stock CCo. 
•King, WU1 
•King & Co.. B. S. 
Klnnebrew. H. J. 

Myers, Max H.. Mgr. 
Nalbandlan, J. 
Newton, Harry & Viv- 
Nlas, I. 
Niblo. Prof. 
NIederman, L. 
Nles, Earnest 

Knowles, Elmer E. 2c Nixon, Harry 

Knowlton, Harry 

•Konigsdorfer, Paul 

Kraus. O. J. 

Krause. Otto H. 

Kreiter. Arthur 

Kulp. Clair 

LaPearl. J. H. 2c 

LaFlerre, Frederick 
Mgr. " 

LaVelle. Col. Wm. A. 

La-Vler, Johnny (Con- 

LeRnsh. Ben 

Lalne, J. H. 2c 

Lalloo, Mr. 

Lamar. L. B. 

Lamb. Chas. 

Lamberto, John 

Lsmpson, Ed. 

Lane. Chris. 
Lane 3c Suzinetta 

Laselle, Ed. 

Lee, Jno. 
Leovitt. H. L. 
•Leavitt. J. M. 
Legge. Wade 
Leggett, Clyde 
Lemont. Billy 
Leonard. Frank 
Leslie. Jay 
Leslies: Chenet 
Leslie. Mat D. 
Leslie, Eddie 
Levy, Ed. 
Levy Phil. E. 
Lewis, Eddie 
Lewis. J. F. 
LindalL Chas E. 
Llndenberger, Hol- 

LIndenstrutb. Foot 

Norris, Ed 

Norton. J. J. 

Notter. J. F. 

Nygard. Ed 

O'Brien, Geo. N. 

O-Nell, Wm. 

Oliver, E. E. 

Olson, A. D. 

Orton Show, Miles 

O'rton, Norman 

Osborne Dramatic Co, 

Ott, O. W. 

Overstreet. J. M. 

Overton. Harry 

•Owen Co.. Wm., Mgr 

Owens. John 

Paddock. A. E. 

Page. Wm. F. 

Pangborn. W. D. 
Parker. Lum 
Pearson, Ralpu J. 
•Peck. G. W. 
Pelhams, The 
Pepper. H. L. 
Perry, Thos. B. 
persch, Bert 
Phalen, Windy 
Pbares. C. W. Show- 
Pherson, J. W. 
•Phillips, Harry & 

BeU Gordon 
Phillips & Gordon 
Phllly. W. W. 
Picards & Carner 
PIckards, Zola D. 
Pickert, Willis 
PIstor. B. D. 
Plttee, C. F. 
"(Porter, Herbert 
•Porter, J. D. 
Potter, H. B. 

Lindstrom, C. F. 2c 

LIndstrom & Anderson Potts, O. L. 

Linrger Trio (Aero- potts & Potts 

bats) Powell, Halton 

Lisbon. B. P. Pretty Polly Co. 

Lock. Chas. •Price. Edw. C. 

Locfcwood Expo. Co. Pujo. B P. 

H. W. Pulaski Bros. 

Logsden. A. D. p. H. D. 

Lolow. John (Clown) Qnesse, Geo. 

Lone Star Cam. Co. Quillens. The 


Loos. J. Geo. 

Lorenne, Geo. B. 

Lovett. L. P. 

•Lowande. A. A. 

Lulgl. Geo. 

Lumpkin, Chas C. 

Lundall. O. E. 

Lyklns, Whitie 

Lyons, Mr. Dolly 

•Lvons. Jno. E. 

McCallum. W. B. 2c 

McCann. John 

Mac Clintock. Ed. 

MeConkey. Russell J. 

•McCullom. Herbert 

McDade. David 

McDonald, O. H. 

McDonald. Ralph 

McFerd, Chas. 

McFarland. Mr. 

McGeary, H. W . 

McGlnnls, J. D. 

McGutre, B. 

Mclntyre. Bert 

Mac Kay 

McKeney. Don (Cir- 
cus Agt.) 

McLaller Jack 

McLaughlin, J. H. 

McLean, A. R. 

McMuIIen. Harry 

Mack. Billy 

Maher & LaPlace 

Mahnke. Wm. J. 

Maltland & Pascatel 

•Maley. D«'nman 

Man*lall. Harry 

Manley. C. W. 

Mauvro. Geo. S. 

Ralnboldt. V. H. 
Randall Charles L. 
Randalls, The Snider 
•Rapier, Jno. H. 
Rarlck, C. 
Raver. Chas. 
Rawlins, Geo. W. 
•Ray, David 
Ray. J>. Geo. 
Raymond, I/. A. 
Reeder. Frank. L. 
Held, Hugh S. 
•Renckl, Frank 
Renfrow, Mr. & Mrs. 

•Riedel. Anton 
Biggs. Albert 
Roberts, W. B. 
•Roberts, Albert 
Robinson, W. 
Robinson, G. E. 
Robinson, James A. 
Robinson, A. 
Rodney Stock Co. 
•Rogers, Geo. Jr. 

Rollins. Geo. 
•Roltalr, H-. 
Rooney. Leonard 
Root. Frank L. 
Rosa, Emll 
Boscoe & Sims 
Rose, Col. C. H. 
Rosmyn, Holly 

Rotnonr. J. B. 
•Rudlaff, Thos. 
Russell. Harry (Beck- 

Rns^ell. Lawrence 2c 
Ruth. Scott 

Russey's Grt. Paris- 
ian Nov. Co. (Trav. 
Show ) 

Byan, Frank S. 

St. Clare, Chas. 

•Sanders. Geo. H. 

Sargent. Fred P. 

Sassman, W. A. 

Sawdie. M. G. Ash- 

Scbale & Sorentenio 

SchiUer, R. M. 

Schukel, E. 

•ScbulU, Bernard 

Schumak. Jack 

Secord, John: 

Seller. Louis (High •Vorla' Geo. M, 
Wire Bicycle Act) *Voyles, Bobs 

Semon, M. L. (U. T. — ' 

C. Co.) 

Traband, B&ward 
Trover, Floyd 
Turner. Loots Areoer 
Tyce & Jerome 
Tyler, Chas. W. 

Vendome Theatre) 
•Underwood, Chas- S. 
Units & Paul 2e / 
VanABen, E. W. 
Van, Woody 
Vaughn. J., B. 
Veeder. Burt 
Verbeck. S. A. (Sbow- 

Vivians, The Two ■■■■' 
Vogei. Chris. 
Votter, Bert 

Shaffer, Everett 
•Shannon. John I. 
8hattnck, W. H. 
Shearer, Wn». 
Shepperd. B. C. 
Sherman. Robt. 
Shevry, J. W. 

Wade, Jas. (Kid) 
Walker, : Thos. ::: 
•Walker. F. Lawrec 
Wallace. Frederlek 
Walrath. H. O. 
Wallon, John 
•Walton, Kraft 
Wandle. A. 
Ward. C. B. 

Shields. Edward H. T. •Warner, Ben* Rl 

SUverton Trio 
SUverton, Will 
Simonson. M. 
Skill. Chas. (Show) 
Sletten, Clarence 
Sloan, Harry G. 
Smith, H. 
Smith. WIU Z. 
Smith, H. A. 
Smith, Harry T. 
Smith, H. V. 
Smith, Herbert 
Smith. J. S. 
•Smith. Lee Orlan 
Smith lc Ackerman 
Snydam, Harry B. 

Stafford, Leon 
•Stanley. Thos . 
Star & Orescent Cam. 
•Spragg, W. E. 
Sprinkle, Floyd 
Squires, Dr. A. F. 
Stacey. Cspt. Geo. 

•Stevens, Ben D. 
Stevens. WIBle 
Stevens, Jeff D. 
Stewart. Claude 

(Trap Drummer) 
SUttler, Doc Wm. W. 
Stone, Jno. G. 
Storts Carn. Co. 
Strebig, I. V. 
Stube, Harry X. 
Sturgis, C. J. 
Swain, Tom 
•Taylor, Albert 
Taylor, Zela 
TeetsBros.' Show 
Terry, Bobt 

Washer Bros. - 
"Weaver, Wink- 
Welch, Fred J- 
"Wellington Bros. 
Wells & Gray 
•Welsh, Jas. 
Welsh, James 
Wentworth. Ohaa. >' : ; 
Westeott, M. B.-4C 
Western Am. Oo. 
Western Bros.' Show 
WeBton. It. E. 
Weston, Clarence 
Wbeelock. J. Riley 
Whitby. J. Al 
White, G. H. 
•White, Porter J. 
Whitney, John 
•Wicks, Cecil 

WTiber, HV Lee 
Williamson. J. J. 
Wining, Chas. 
Willis. B. J (Glass 

WUlard Sc Co..- OTF.. 
Wilson; Floyd ■ 
Windecxer, A. 
Wlnstock, Melvm Q. 
Witraan. Manuel 
Wolf, Jake (or Babe) 
Wolfscale, James : : 
Workman, 7. O. 
•Wood, Wm. B-. 
Woods, Harry L. 
Woodhan, W. 
•Woods, Mr. (Coator- 

tlonlst) ~ 
Wrest Family. Tne 
Wright, Elba E. 
Wright, Fred W. 

Tewney, R. W., Mgr. Wyatt, Will 

Texas Bill's W. W. Wygard. W. E. 

Show — ~ 

Thayer. Geo. P. 

Thlelen. Frank, Mgr. »Yanger. Scout 

Thomas Bros.' Show Yent. R. C 
Thomas. B. A 

W. W. A., Cam. Cb. 

•W. H. S. 

Thompson. Thos. Sc 
Tbonet, J., Agt. 
Thurston, Howard, 
Thurston, Harry 
Tobln. Win. J. 
ToDey. Geo. 
Townsend, Chas. H. 
Traband Am. Co.. P. 

Young Bros.' Eleetrie 

Young,: Chas. H. 

(Wire ArHst) 
Young. Bill 
Youngs, Ad. 
ZaRaln. Prof. 
Zea. Herb. 
•Zimmerman, WUiy 


Daly and Murphy, pictured above, are "Jnat 
plain talkers," at least that is the way they 
appear on the bills. They have Just returned 
from a thirty-two weeks' engagement oa toe 
Coast, where they were a great success. 

ritn oai r* Armltage-Herschell Herry-go round, 

run 0ALC 2i horses. 1 chariots, double cylinder 
engine, good runnlngcondiclon, looks line, Price sll0B.at 
T. I- STINE. Frego, Md. 

Just Finished 

New Theatre 

Seats 600. Stage 25x50 ft. GridiroM 
36 ft. 6 dressing rooms. 

Address. R. E. ELVERS, Moscow. Idaho, for 
the opening Dec 22nd to Jan. 1st. 

FOB SALE.— (Peerless Electric Piano, at aaK 
price. 15 Penny Slot Plcrure Machlnea.-vyia.;-:a y 
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and views. 2 Punching Machines, l ins) ••■.-.-.■' 
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THE .ZAHCIGS. 45 W. 30th Street. New York. 


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Now in its 84th week of pleasing the people. Always ca- 
tering to the best class of people, and carrying nothing 
but high-class, clean, moral entertainments and strictly 
legitimate privileges. 

Regards to all my friends. Glad to hear from you at 
all times. Address as per roule 

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Furnishes Hlsn-Class Musical and Dramatic 
■Tjilent for Churches. T. M. C. A.'s. Star 
imtertalnment Courses, etc. Conducts Se- 
lect Concert Tours. Presents Operettas. Op- 
eras. Concerts and other hlfrh-class Enter- 
tainments. Promotes and Produces Musical 
and Dramatic Festivals. Does a general 
Musical and Dramatic Booking Business. 

Furnishes all kinds of Performers for Vau- 
deville Theatres, Parks, Road Companies, 
etc. Supplies Attractions for Street Fairs, 
Carnivals, State and Count? Fairs. Pro- 
motes. Organizes and Conducts all kinds of 
Outdoor and Indoor Amusement Events. 
Negotiates Sales and Leases of Parks, 
-Theatres and all kinds of Show Property. 


Season 1906 Touring- the Parks 
•Presenting a Grand Spectacular Revival of 
Gilbert and Sullivan's Comic Opera, "PXN- 
AffiXJBE." with a select Company of SO 
■People and Special Scenery and Costumes. 

Season 1906 — 30 Weeks Tour 
Opening in May with Entirely New and 
Novel Free Acts. New Tented Features, 
etc, the whole embodying A 'NEW IDEA 
to negotiate with Committees. 

Correspondence invited. Performers keep in touch. Write for Bonte blank. We 
will look after Coney Island and a few other Parks and things beside. Address 

WILL S. HECK, General Manager, 
Long Distance -Phone Canal 2787, Suite 106, Bell Block, Cincinnati. O 

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We manufacture them for Fairs. 
it .. n „ „^ Carnivals, Besorts, etc. Sea Shell 
Hatpins, Sea Shells and Shell Novelties of ever? 
description. We tell you how to sell QUANTITIES. 

T. N. MOTT, 416417 Deirtoro St., CUIMBO.IU. 

MUNCTE.(V\'y«OB's Grand Opera House (H- 
R. Wysor. mgr.) Quincy Adams Sawyer 13; good 
business and performance. Eben Holden IS; 
good business and performance. Plff. Pan*. 
Pouf 20; The Eternal City 21; The Royal Chef 
23: Hearts of Gold 30. 

Star Theatre (K. H. Osgoodby, mgr.) Vaude- 
ville week 13; good business and attraction. 

RICHMOND. — Oennette Theatre (Ira Swisher,- 
mgr.) Parsifal 17; good "business and pleased. 
Buster Brown 21 ; good business. Pretty Peggy 
22; Side 'Hacked 23: Paul Jones -Opera Co. 25. 

Xew Phillip's Theatre (O. G. Murray, mgr.) 
Ross Sisters. Geo. Evers. Knox Brothers and 
Woodford's Bdueated -Horse week 13; business 

" TIPTON.— Martz Grand (N. S. Marti, mgr.) 
The Orpheum Stock Co. week 20; packed houses 
and good company. Pretty Peggy 26. 


SULPHUR.— Monte Carlo (Bay less * Wall, 
props.) Beggar Prince Opera Co 2-4; fair busi- 
ness. Sun's Minstrels 10; good show and fair 
business. National Stock Co. 13 and week; 
good business. 

SOUTH HcALESTEB. — Langsdale Opera 
House (A. B. Estes, ongr.) The Little Home- 
stead IT; good business. Holty Tolty 21; Im- 
mense business. Crown's In Town 24; Don- 
nelly & Hatfield's Minstrels 25; Lyman Twins 
28; To Be (Buried Alive 29: Posey From Po- 
seyvllle 30; The Last Rose of Summer Dec. 1; 
Sweet Clover 9; Joseph DeGrasse 11. 


ATLANTIC Opera House (C. B. Hubbard, 

mgr.) Clarke's iLady Minstrels 14: good busi- 
ness. At Cripple Creek 18; good business. Her 
Only Sin 27. 

CEDAR RAPTDS. — Greene's Opera House (W. 
S. Collier, mgr.) Henderson Stock Co. 13-15; 
good business. tAn Aristocratic Tramp 16; heavy 
business: Floradora 17; good attendance. Hap 
Ward 20; Down Where the Cotton Blossoms 
Grow 22; My Wife's Family 23; The School Girl 
24: Dora Ttaorne 23; The Flints 27-29; The 
Irish Pawnbrokers 30. 

People's Theatre (Vic. Hugo, mgr.) Washer 
Brothers, Welsh and Maitland, Oassad and De 
Verne, Miss Bonnie Gaylor, Lottie Munroe and 
oth ers week 13: business good. 

DUBUQUE.— Grand Opera House (Wm. T. 
Roehl, mgr.) An -Orphan's Prayer U.; fair busi- 
ness. May Irwin 13; good business and aud- 
ience pleased. The Irish Pawnbrokers 14; fair 
bnsiness. The Girl and the Bandit 16; good 
business and performance. An Aristocratic 

Tramp IS: fair business. Kobt. Edeson 27; 
Tie Woman in the Case 29; Uncle Tom's Cabin 
3>:-iSi Haskins Dec. 2. 

Bijou. Good business is the result of excel- 
lent attractions. Francis Redding and Co. 
headed a g ood bill week 20. 

FAIRFIELD. — Grand Opera House (Louis 
Thorna, mgr.) The Fatal Wedding S; failed to 
appear. In Old Virginia 14; cancelled. At 
Cripple Creek 13: good business An Orphan's 
Prayer 31: Margaret Ralph Dec. 2: The Irish 
Pawnbrokers 4. 

FT. MADISON — Bbinger Grand (W. E. Eb- 
inger, mgr.) Ehler's Stock Co. week 12; fair 
bnsiness. On Orphan's Prayer 23; A Royal 
Slave 26. 

IOWA FALLS. — Metropolitan Opera House (E. 
O. Ellsworth, mgr.) The Fatal Wedding 21; 
failed to appear. Adelaide Thurston 23; San- 
ford Dodge 30. 

KEOKUK.— JGrand Opera House IF. F. Stur- 
gis, mgr.) Little Johnny Jones 14: capacity 
business. Britt-Neison Fight Pictures 17-18; fair 
business. Hans and Nix 22: The Two Johns 
23; Quincy Adams Sawyer 28; For Home and 
Honor 30. ? 

Vaudeville Theatre (D. E. Reeves & 3. O. 
Simpson, mgrs.) Castellat and iHall. Henry Low- 
enstein. La Adella and Hyde and Heath head 
an excellent bill week 20. 

ONAWA.— Opera House (K. C. Blotchky, 
mgr.) Curts Dramatic Co. 16; fair performance 
and business. The Midnight Express 23; Por- 
ter J. White Dec ■ 1. 

OSKALOOSa Masonic Opera House (A. P. 

I Owens, mgr.) At Cripple Creek 14; good show 
land business. An Orphan's Prayer 20; Mc- 
Fadden's Flats 25. 

WATERLOO. — Brown's Opera House (C. F. 
Brown, mgr.) Floradora 14; big business and 
performance. Her Only Sin 20: The Telephone 
Girl 22: Adelaide Thurston 24; My Wife's Fam- 
ily. 23; Wm. Owen 30. 

Electric Theatre (E. H. Johnson, mgr.) Busi- 
ness good week 13. Evans Trio. May Del May. 
Wormser Children, Frank Comar, Mrs. J Brobsf 
and moving pictures week 20. 


ABILENE.— Seelye Theatre (A. B. Seelye. 
mgr.) Under Two Flags IS; fair show and 
good business. Uncle Tom's Cabin 25: can- 
celed. The Locke's Stock Co. week 27; The 
Liberty Belles Dec. 8; A iRoyal Slave 11; A Trip 
to Mars 15; As Told .In the Hills 22. 

ARKANSAS. — Fifth Avenne Opera House (E. 
K. Byers. mgr.) Howe's Moving Pictures 15; 
good business. The King of Tramps 20: good 
bnsiness. Holty Tolty 24; The Pumpkin Husker 
25; Devil's Auction 28; Cousin Kate 29; Sweet 
Clover Dec. 2; The Liberty Belles 4; Alice Niel- 
sen 7; Babes In Toyland 15. 

ATCmSON.-^Atchlson Theatre. When Johnny 
Comes Marching Home 13; good show and busi- 
ness. Texas 10; good show and bnsiness. Mc- 
Fadden's Flats 16; good show. Little Johnny 
Jones 20. 

Star Theatre. Good vaudeville is attracting 
good business. 

CHANUTE — Hetrlck Theatre (R. B. Palmer, 
mgr.) Selgel Meyer Reed Co. 14; pleased large 
bnsiness. The Liberty Belles 18: pleased large 
business. Two Merry Tramps 20; SI Plunkard 
22: Devil's Auction 23. 

Williams' Opera House (G. W. Williams, 
mgr.) The Wayward Son 17; pleased fair bus- 
lne S*JS2i'!. 1 S t Halph 18; good business. 

CHERRYVALE.— Opera House (Chas. Cash, 
mgr.) The Liberty Belles 16; good show and 
patronage. SI Plunkard 24. 

FORT SCOTT.— Davidson Theatre (Harry C. 
Ernicb, mgr.) Under Southern Skies IS- ca- 
pacity business. Lord Baltimore 16; fair busi- 
ness The Wayward Son 18; good business. 
Alberta Gallatin 20: excellent performance. 

Jf^ 1 , 1 "Arction a : As Told in the Hills 27: 
L ittle Johnny Jones 20. 

HERRINGtON.— Opera House A. F. Faubel 
mgr.) Marie Fountain Co. 3; good bnsiness. 

The Rustlers 11; Lillian Mason 15. 

PITTSBURG. — (LaBelle Theatre (W. W. Bell 
mgr.) The Liberty Belles 13- good show and 
business fair. Under Southern Skies 16; good 
show and business. Two -Merry Tramps 18; 
big business. The Wayward Son 19; good 
business and pleased. 'Brown's In Town 21- 
The Girl From Kay's 23; Little Johnny Jones 
24; DevU's Auction 25. 

WICHITA.— Crawford Theatre (E. L. Mart- 
ling, mgr.) Howe's Moving Pictures 16-17; good 
business. Lyman Twins IS; good business. Little 
Polmny Jones 22; Louis James 23; Lord Balti- 
more 24; Holty Toity 25; Mabara's Minstrels 

27; Buster Brown 28; Alberta Gallatin 30; 
Sweet Clover Dec. 1; The Liberty Belles 2. 

Toler Auditorium (H. G. Toler & Son. props.) 
Ward Dramatic Co. 16-18; fair business. Devil's 
Auction Dec 2; Alice Nellson 8; Salisbury Or- 
chestra 13. 

Bijou (C. E. Olcson, mgr.) Vaudeville week 
13; good business. Rellly and Morgan, Daly 
and Murphy, Lizzie Weiler, Otto Olson. Pearl 
Bailey and others week 20; good business. — 

Lyric (P. O. Wilson, mgr.) Vaudeville is at- 
tracting fair business. 

Wonderland Park (H. L. Brelnlg mgr.) Baml 
co ncerts an d other attractions are drawing well. 

WINJb'lJtXD.— Wlnfleld Grand Opera House (E. 
R. Byers. mgr.) The Wayward Son 13; fair 
business. Howe's Moving Pictures 14; good 
business. The King of Tramps 21; The Punkin 
Husker 24; Devil's Auction 28. 


LOUISVILLE. — Avenue Theatre (C. A. Shaw, 
mgr.) Across the Pacific week 19; good busi- 
ness and show. Custer's Last Fight week 20. 

The Masonic (C. A. Shaw, mgr.) York State 
Folks week 20; good show and patronage. The 
Black Crook, Jr. week 27. 

Macauley's Theatre (Jno. T. Macauley, 
mgr.) Coming Tho' the Rye 20-22; good show 
and business. Frank Daniels 23-25; Francis 
Wilson 27-20. 

Buckingham Theatre (Whallen Bros., mgrs.) 
The Merry Makers week 19; good business and 
show. The Ideal Burlesquers week 26. 

(Hopkins' Theatre (Win. Relchman, mgr.) 
Henrietta DeSerrls, Sylvester, Joles and Prln- 
gle. Harvard Brothers, Mitchell and Cain, Vio- 
let 'Dale, Burton's Dogs, the klnodrome week 
19; good bill and business. 


LEXINGTON.— Opera House (Cbas. Scott, 
mgr.) Otis Skinner 16: fine show and bnsiness. 
The Rivals 18; large bnsiness. Parsifal 20-21; 
good business and performance. Underlined: 
Frank Daniels. 


ALEXANDRIA.— Rapides Theatre (E. H. 
Flagg, mgr.) Herald Square Opera Co. 13; 
good company and business. Al. G. Field's 
Minstrels 16; good business and performance. 
Shepard's Moving Pictures 18-19; fair business. 
Babes in Toyland 20; A Trip to Egypt 21; 
Harry IBeresford 24; The County Chairman 25; 
Erne Ellsler 26; Pete Baker 27: The Chaperons 
29. ' 

BATON ROUGE Elks' Theatre (Gns Wer- 
ner, mgr.) Pay ton Sisters 12-18; good business 
and Co mpany. Babes in Toyland 19. 

LAFAYETTE. — Jefferson "Theatre (The Im- 
provement Co., mgrs.) Lorraine Stock Co. 14- 
15; fair business. Shepard's Moving Pictures 
17; good business and show. Erne Ellselr 22; 
A Trip to Egypt 24. 

LAKE CHARLES.— Opera House (W. A. Fin- 
ney, mgr.) Herald Square Opera Co. 7; good 
business and pleased. A Little Outcast 12; fair 
business and audience. Sowing the Wind 13; 
pleased large attendance. Human Hearts 14; 
good show and business. Al. G. Field's Min- 
strels 15; capacity business. Shepard's Mov- 
ing Pictures 16; Babes in Toyland 19 ; A Trip 
to Egypt 23. 


LBWISTON.— Empire Theatre (Calm & Grant, 
mgrs.) Cosgrove Stock Co. 13-1S: good business. 
Primrose's Minstrels 20; Clara Turner Co. 21- 


BALTIMORE.— Academy of Music (Nixon A 
Zimmerman, mgrs.) Just Out of College week 
20; good show and business. Jos. Cawthorne 
week 27. 

Ford's Opera House (Chas. B. Ford, mgr.) 
Virginia Harned week 20; good show and busi- 
ness. Dockstader'8 Minstrels 27. 

Alhaugh's Theatre (Root B. Irwin, mgr.) 
The Geezer of Geek week 20; good company 
and business. The Heart of Maryland 27. 

Lyric Theatre (B. Ulrlch, mgr.) Business 

Auditorium Theatre (Eugene Kernan. mgr.) 
The Beauty Doctor week 20; fair business. The 
Four Mortons week 27. 

Maryland Theatre (Jas. L. Kernan, mgr.) 
High-class vaudeville Is attracting good re- 
turns. . - 

Holllday Street Theatre (Kernan, Rife * 
Honck, mgr.) The Sign of the Cross week 
20; 8. R. O. Tracked Around the World 
week 27. 

Monumental Theatre (Jas. Kernan, mgr.) The 
California Girls week 20; fine show and busi- 
ness. Dainty Paree week 27. 

SYLVAN SOHENTHAL, 224 Laurens St. 

CUMBERLAND.— Academy of Music (Mellln- 
ger Bros., mgrs.) Pickings -from Puck 15; fair 
business and attracting. Mugg's Landing 18; 
fair business and show. Klark-Urban Co. 27- 
Dec. 2; The Office Boy 4; Parsifal 5; Sherlock 
Holmes 7; The Black Crook, Jr., 9. 


FALL RIVER.— lAcademy of Music (Cahn * 
Grant, mgrs.) The Huntley Stock Co week 13; 
good business and company. Primrose Min- 
strels 16, when Huntley Stock Co. laid off; good 
business. Chas. Grapewin 20; Before and After 
21; The Isle of Spice 23; Wronged 24; The Hoe 
Stock Co. week £7. 

Slieedy's Xew Bijou. Fanny Rice. Mallory 
Brothers. Brooks and Hallidan, Trolly Car Trio. 
Carter and Walter Co., and others week 20. 
Business big: 

Casto (M. L. Haynes. mgr.) Llnd, the great 
mystery, Dclmore and (Darrell. Baker and Rob- 
ertson. Aldo and Anions, Smith and O'Brien 
and others week 20. Good business the rule. 
Nickelodeon. Miss Ruby Hart, Connelly and 
Rowe and others week 20. Business good. 

GLOUCESTER.— Union Hill Theatre (Lothrop 
& .Tolman. mgrs.) The Isle of Spice 14; fine 
show and business. Dot Karroll Co. 13-18: fair 
company and patronage. Wronged 22; Little 
Lord tFnuntleroy 25. 

HOLYOKE.— 'Empire Theatre (Thos. Murry. 
mgr.) Trocndero Burlesquers 17-18; capacity 

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business. American Vltagraph Co. 19; Why 
Girls Leave Home 20-22; good business. 

Opera House. Fenberg Stock Co. week 13; 
fair business. Colonial Moving Picture Co. 
wee k 19. 

LOWELL. — Opera Souse (Fay Brothers & 
Horsford, mgrs.) Toe Weird Fays week 20; 
capacity business. Vaudeville week 27. 

Academy (B. J. Murphy, mgr.) Huntington- 
DeSyn Stock Co. in Naughty Rebecca week 20; 
fine show and capacity business. A Stolen Kiss 
week 27. 

Boston Theatre (Bert. Tlbbetts, mgr.) Dan 
and Ida Manning, Hugh Jeans, Vic Lalscell. 
and others week 20; good business. 

People's (Harry Woodward, mgr.) Business 
good as the result of fine vaudeville. 


DETB0IT,— Temple Theatre (J. H. More, 
mgr.) Uoudlnl, W. H. Murphy and Blanch 
Nichols, Great Nelson 'Family, Jas. F. Mc- 
Donald, Kerns Musical Dog, Cooper and Bob- 
lnson. and others week 20; good business. 

Detroit Opera House (H. Parent, mgr.) Frltxl 
Scbetf week 20; fine performance and capacity 
business. Henrietta Crosman week 27. 

Lyceum (A. Warner, mgr.) Eva Tanguay 
week 19; good business and performance. Nancy 
Brown week 28. 

Avenue Theatre (F. Drew, mgr.) Miner's 
Americans week 19; good show ana ousmess. 
BohemianB week 27. 

Crystal Theatre (J. Nash, mgr.) High-class 
vaudeville Is drawing well. 

Whitney (Chas. Altman, mgr.) The Peddler 
week 20; good business and performance. My 
Tom-boy Girl week 26. WM. F. RENCHARD. 

BAY CUT.— Washington Theatre (W. J. 
Daunt, mgr.) A Fair Exchange 16; good busi- 
ness and performance. Bose Coghlan 17; fair 
business. His Highness, the Bey 18; good 
business. The Sign of the Four IB; good busi- 
ness. The Seminary Girl 22; Eva Tanguay 
27: Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch 28; 
Why Women Sin 80; Brltt-Nelson Fight Pic- 
tures Dec 5; Francis Wilson 7. 

Bijou (J. D. Pllmore, mgr.) Bicycle Bill, 
Oscar Proulx, Wilson and Moran. The white- 
sides and others, week 20; good business. 

D0WAOIA0. — Beckwlth Memorial Theatre 
CW. T. Leckle, mgr.) Mildred Holland 10; 
good business and pleased. West Minstrels 10; 
good show and bnsiness. At Plney Ridge 24; 
Bben Holden 20. 

LANSING — Balrd's Opera House (F. J. Wil- 
liams, mgr.) Eternal City 14; good show and 
business. My Wife's Family 20: His High- 
ness, the Bey 21; Bose Coghlan 23; The Sem- 
inary Girl 28: Majestic Stock Co. week 27. The 
Light-house 'Bobbery 0. 

Bijou (D. J. Bobson. mgr.) Harry W. Spin- 
gold & Co., Harry Burns, Miss Blanch Ed- 
wards, ©ilia and Templeton, Bessie Crawford, 
hill Inov ' nK Pictures week 18; good business and 

MARQUETTE.— Opera House (A. F. Koepke, 
mgr.) Mojeska 20; good business. Mme. Herr- 
mann Dec. 2; Gorton's Minstrels 6. 

Bijou Theatre (W. A. Boss, mgr.) Josephine 
Coles, Cook and Oakes, Jas. McFarland, Zan- 
frctta and Mansfield and others week 20: Busi- 
ness (rood. 

MUSKEGON.— Grand Opera House (B. H. 
Mcyersahm, mgr.) Joe Welch In The Peddler 
">; good house and attraction. West's Min- 

strels 20; Mrs. Wlggs of the Cabbage Patch 
24; At Plney Bldge 25; Bose Coghland in The 
Duke of KllUkrankle 27; The Seminary Girl 

SATJLT STB. MABLE.— Soo Opera House (W. 
H. Seach, mgr.) His Highness, the Bey 14; 
pleased good business. Howe's Moving Pictures 
18; good business. 


MINNEAPOLIS. — Metropolitan (L. N. Scott, 
mgr.) In the Bishop's Carriage week 12; good 
business. Bobt. Edeson 20-22; Florence Bob- 
erts 23-25. 

Bijou (Theo. L. Hays, mgr.) The Grafter 
week 12; good business. Sis Hopkins week 

Orpheum (G. B. Baymond, mgr.) Frans 
Ebert & Co-, Hengler Sisters, Mosher. Hough- 
ton and Mosher. T. Nelson Downs, Dixon and 
Holmes and others week 19; business good. 

Auditorium (P. T. Bannon, mgr.) Grace Van 
Studdlford week 12; good business. The Girl 
and the Bandit 20-22. 

Lyceum (I. C. Spears, mgr.) Vaudeville week 
12; good business. 

Unique Theatre (Jno. Elliott, mgr.) Good 

vaudeville bills are attracting good business. 

Dewey (M. H. Singer, mgr.) Broadway Gai- 
ety Girls week 12; good business. The Jolly 
Girls week 19. A. M. WALKBB. 

ALBEKT LEA. — Broadway (F. A. Woolhunter. 
mgr.) Adelaide Thurston In The Triumph of 
Bettr 17: fair business and good performance. 

AUSTIN.— (Palace Music Hall (A. B. Hunklns. 
mgr.) Smith Marshall Vaudeville Co. 21; Blp 
Van Winkle 23. Good attraction wanted for 
Thanksgiving Day, matinee and evening. 

ST. CLOUD. — 'Davidson Theatre (E. T. David- 
son, mgr.) The Triumph of Betty 13; pleased 
good business, he Holy City 16; good business. 
Down by the Sea: fair performance and busi- 
ness. Mildred Holland Dec. 3; York State .Polks 
5; West's Minstrels 9. 

ST. FAUX. — Metropolitan Opera House (L. N. 
Scott, mgr.) Florence Roberts 19-22; good busi- 
ness and company. Strongheart 23-25; Mme. 
Modjeska 27-29; The Yankee Consul 30-Dec. 2. 

Grand Opera House (Theo. L. Hayes, mgr.) 
KeUar week 19; packed houses. The Boy Be- 
hind the Gun week 26. 

Star Theatre (J. C. VanBoo, mgr.) The 
Innocent Maids week 19; pleased good busi- 
ness. Dreamland Beauties week 26. 


The above represents the well-known team of Shepard and St. Angmon, vaudeville and 
circus Deople now en route with the John Robinson Ten Big Shows. At the close of 
the circus season these people will take a much needed rest at their home in Chicago, 
where they will play a few dates and remain until March, when they go ont with one of 
the big shows. Sidney Shepard has been connected with many leading theatrical organiza- 
tions and for the past six seasons he has received many flattering notices for bis Jew 
character work, which has proved an Innovation in the hippodrome track. Miss Myree St. 
Angmon 18 hailed by critics as the coming headllner among whistlers. She Is likewise a 
clever character Impersonator. In their sketch Miss St. Angmon appears as an Irish biddy, 
and introduces Scotch sword dancing. 

Orpheum Chas. Frerck, mgr.) Vaudeville 
week 19; business good. 


COLUMBUS.— Columbus Theatre (P. M. Maer. 
mgr.) Stanley's Polyscope Co. 25; Jules Fore- 
man Opera Co. 27-28. Under canvas— Singling 
Brothers St. 

C0BXNTH.— Corinth Opera House. The Clans- 
man 13; fine show, capacity house. Barlow A 
Wilson Minstrels; fair house and good per- 
formance. Jules Fonnan Opera Co. 21; Sign 
of the Four 25; Uncle Josh Spruceby Dec. 2. 

GREENWOOD. — Opera House (S. M. Stein, 
mgr.) A Bunch of Keys 16; good business. The 
Clansman 21. Under canvas— Chapelle's Bab- 
bit Foot Comedy Co. 15; big business. 

HATTZESBUBG.— Auditorium ('Field A Look, 
mgrs.) Laura Millard Opera Co. 16: good busi- 
ness and pleased. Erne Ellsler 17; canceled. 
Kersand's Minstrels 27; The Clansman 29; 
Wills Musical Comedy Co 30-Dec. 2; Musical 
Comedy Co. 4; Lewis Morrison 7; Paul Gil- 
more 13; Moving Pictures 14; When We Were 
Twenty -One 15; Herold Square Opera Co. 16. 

JACKSON Century Theatre (V. O. Bobert- 

son, mgr.) Charlotte Bnrnette 10; fair snow 
end business. Al. G. Field's Minstrels 23; The 
Clansman 26; Shepard's Moving Pictures '■: 29. 

American Theatre (Atwood & Sims, mgrs.) 
Kersand's Minstrels 16; fine show and S. B. O. 
business. Under canvas — A Babbit's Foot 90; 
packed tent . John Robinson Show 27. 

NATCHEZ.— Opera House. The Geisha. 17; 
good business. The Honeymoon 18; fair busi- 
ness. Al. G. Field's Minstrels 21; The Clans- 
man 24; Harry Beresford 27; Shepard's Moving 
Pictures 28. 


ST. LOUIS. — Garrlck Theatre (Geo. Floyd. 
mgr.) Mrs. Flske In Leah Kleschna to good 
business; show pleasing and exceUent staged. 
Next: The Genius and the Model. 

Olympic Theatre (P. Short, mgr.) The Land 
of Nod to good business. Well staged and 
pleasing. Next: Ethel Barrymore. 

Century Theatre (P. Short, mgr.) May Ir- 
win In Mrs. Black Is Back; company and show 
excellent; bnsiness good. Next: The Heir to 
the Hoorah. 

Columbia Theatre (Tate A Middleton, mgrs.) 
Col. Bordeverry A Co.. Patty Brothers. Burton 
and Brookes, Lynn Welcher, Brown and Brown. 
Williams and Melbourne, Callahan and Mack, 
Four Emperors of Music, Jacob and His Dog, 
Leonard and Fulton, Ferry, and the klnodrome; 
business good. 

Gtrand Opera House (Jno. Sheeny, mgr.) 
The Show Girl with Hilda Thomas, to good 
business; pleasing performance. Next: Texas. 

Imperial Theatre (D. E. Russell, mgr.) A 
Race for Life with a real rain storm, to good 
business; good performance. Next: Across the 

Standard Theatre (Leo. Belchenbach. mgr.) 
Sam Devere's Own Co. of Burlesquers; good 
show and strong olio. Including Keene, Two 
Shrodes, Bijou Comedy Four, Andy Lewis A 
Co., Five Bomanos, and Nelson-Brltt Fight Pic- 
tures; business big. Next: May Howard. 

Havlln's Theatre (Wm. Garen, mgr.) After 
Midnight to big business; good and pleaamg, 
capable company. Next: The Street Singer. 

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The first scene shows Mother and all the children hurriedly eatlnp breakfast and rnsh- 
&^? ff ^° work. J? ot }>er calls Father repeatedly, but gets no reply. The next scene shows 
Father In bed. His slumbers are disturbed by a horrible dream. In his dream which ap- 
pears as a vision, he is seen carrying the hod np a ladder. He gets into an argument with 
a bricklayer, who throws him off the scaffold and pelts him with bricks, which he tries to 
dodge. Suddenly he wakes and finds his wife standing beside his bed with a cup of coffee. 
The next scene shows Mother and Daughter working In the kitchen. Father enters with 
Kto shoes in hand and sits down by the fire to smoke. Mother sends him out for wood, 
vatner Is next seen by the wood-pile, hiring a man to chop the wood, while he sits down and 
puts on a pair of blinders, so he cannot see the man work. Presently Mother comes along 
and. the m a n s ho ws her the big pile of wood he has chopped. Mother gives the man a glass 
of beer and carries the wood Into the house. The next scene shows a carpet on a line. 
Father instead i of beating It crawls Into it. Mother and Daughter now start in to beat the 
carpet and Fathergets covered with dust and a good beating before they discover him. The 
anal scene shows Father seated In a chair In the kitchen- Mother and Daughter are wash- 
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Boor ana the entire contents of the wash tab sour over him, and he is almost smothered 
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Albertla & Wulfken (Family): Hazelton, Pa., 
27-Dec. 2; (Family) Oarbondale 4-0. 

Austins, The Tossing (Star): Hamilton, Ont., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Apollo Qnartett: Merlin, Tex, 27-©ec. 2; Aus- 
tin 3-16. 

Ashton SsBaxle (Bijon): Racine, Wis., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Argall, William (Orpneum): Kansas City, Mo., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Appleby. E. J. (Novelty): Colorado Springs, 
Col., 27-iDec. 2; (Novelty) Denver 4-9. 

Alblons, The (People's): Leavenworth, Kan., 
26-Dec. 2. 

Adams JtMack (Gem): Haverhill, Mas... 27- 
Dec. 2; (Boston) Lowell 4-9. 

Alexander, George B. (Poll's): Hartford, Conn., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Alvora (Gaiety): St. Loots, Mo.. 34. 

Adelyn (Castle): Bloomlngton, IU., 27-Dec. 2: 
(Gaiety) Springfield 4-9. ! 

Aldo & Armour (Colonial): Lawrence, Mass., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Adame. E. Kirke & Co. (Barton's Anditorlnm): 
NorfolS. Va.. 20-Dec. 2. 

Allen & Delmaln (Family) : New York City, 20- 
Dec. 2. 

Alva, Alice (G. O. H.): Grand Baplda, Mich., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Atkinson, George (mite): Davenport, la., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Athene, Prince & Miss la Brant (Uniqoe). 
Sheboygan, Wis., 27-Dec. 2; (Idea) Fund du 
Lac 4-9. 

Arlington & Helston): Crystal: Marlon, Tnfl,. 
27-iDec. 2; (Crystal) Anderson 4-9. 

Adams, Musical (Family): Ottumwa, la.. 27- 
Dee. 2. 

Adair, Art (Coliseum): Champaign, DX. 27- 
Dec. 2; (Bijon) Decatur 4-9. 

Auberts, Les (Keith's): Boston, Mass., 27- 
Dec. 2; (Keith's) Providence, R. I. 4-9. 

Acker & Collins (Odeon): Dayton, O.. 27-Dec 
2; (Music Hall) Baltimore, Mi, 4-16. 

Armstrong & Holiy (Majestic) : Waco, Ter., 27- 
Dec. 27 (Majestic) Ft. Worth 4-9. 

AmerlcnB Comedy Four (Majestic): Waco, Tex., 
27-iDec. 2; (Majestic) Ft. Worth 4-9 

Amatos, The (Bijou): Philadelphia. Pa,, 27- 
Dec. 2; New York City, 4-9. 

Aherns. The (Bijon): Galesbnrg, 111., 27-Dec. 2. 

Adams & White (Bijon): Lansing. Mich.. 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Adamini Sc Taylor (Orphenm): TJtlca. N. Y.. 
27-Dec. 2. 

Ahern, Chas. & Jac. (Mohawk): Schenectady. 
•N. Y.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Antrim & Peters (Park): Brie, Pa., 27-Dec. 2. 

Anger & Hanley (Gem) : Lynn, Mass., 27-Dec. 2. 

Ashton & Martini (Acme): Norfolk Va.. 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Allen & Kenna (Star): Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 25, 

Alqnest. Nellie (Lyric): Richmond Va.. Oct. 2. 

Amann A; Hartley: Moss & Stoll Tour. Eng-.. 
indef. - 

Avon Comedy Four (Prospect): Cleveland. O.. 
Dec 4-9. 

Alma, Mile. 
Dec. 2. 

Alpine Family (New Family): Lancaster, Pa., 
27-Dec 2. 

Adams, Mabelle (Columbia): Cincinnati. o_ 

27-Dec. 2. "• 

•A-very * Hart (Proctor's): Newark, N. J„ 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Alabama Quartet (Haymarket): Ohlcaco. til , 

27-Dec. 2. .. 
Allen * Dalton (Family): PottarHle. Pa.. 27- 
Dec 2. 


(Crystal): Frankfort, Ind., 27- 

(CryBtal): Muskegon, 

Addison Se Livingston 

Mich., 27-Dec. 2. 
Ashton, Margaret: Dublin, Ire., 27-Dec. 2. 
Ba 5& ^5*1? (Brpctor's 23d St.): New York 

C«y, Z74>ec. 2; (Poll's) Worcester, Mass., 

Brown, Jack. & Lillian Wright (Garrlck): Bnrl- 
higton, la., 27-Dec. 2; (People's) Cedar Baplda 

B< ?J^5j an Cmned y ^our (Fair): Tampa, Fl»., 

Baker Troupe (Lafayette): Buffalo, N. Y., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Bosanko & Badcllffe (Ideal): Fond du Lac. Wi... 

= 27 ' Dec ,-, 2; (Electric) Waterloo, la., 4-9. 

Barrett Sisters (Hnrtig * Seamon's): New York 
City, 27-Dec. 2. 

Browne, WhlBtllng Tom (Orpheum) : San Fran- 
cisco, Cal., 26-Dec. 9. 

Buckley'. Dogs: Keokuk, la., 27-Dec 2: Burl- 
ington 4-9. 

Byron & Blanch (Cnlqne): Winnipeg, Man.. 
27-Dec. 2; (Unique) Minneapolis, Mum.. 44. 

Barlows, Breakaway (Smith'.): Grand Rap- 
ids, Mich., 27-Dec. 2; (Folly) Chicago, UL, 


Brown & Brown (Olympic): Chicago, m., 27- 

* Dec. 2. 

Booth, The Great (Beiee's): WlllUnuport, Pa.. 
27-Dec. 2; (G. O. H.) Carbondale 4-9. 

Bernstein., The (Electric): Waterloo. la.. 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Bassett, Mortimer (Grand): Hamilton, 0- 27- 
Dec. 2; (Orphenm) Portsmouth 4-0. 

Barrle, Mr. & Mrs. Jlmmle (Hammenteln's) : 
New York City, 27-Dec. 2; (Orpbeum) Bead- 
ing. Pa.. 4-9. 

Bruno & Russell (Proctor's): Newark. N. J., 
27-Dec. 2; (Prlctor's) Albany, N. I.. M. 

Bell & Henry (Empire): New Grow, Bug., Dec 
4-9; (Empire) Stratford 11-16; (Empire Shep- 
herd Bash 18-23; (Empire) Cardiff 23-80. 

Bergere, Valerie (Columbia): Cincinnati. 0.. 
26-Dec. 2; (Hopkins') LoulaviUe. Ky., 44. 

Bentley, Jennie (Unique): Ban Claire, wk, 
27-Dec; 2; (Bijon) Dulnth, Minn., 4-9. 

Barrows-Lancaster Co. (Hyde A Behman's): 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 27-Dec. 2; (Proctor's) New 
York City. 4-9. 

Bryant & Savllle (Orphenm): Mi~.m ii. 
■Minn., 26-Dec. 2. • F l 

Bertina & Brockaway (Keith*.): Providence, 
B. I., 27-Dec. 2.^ 

Baker & Lynn (Empire): New unss. Eng:.. 
Dec. 4-9; (Empire) Stratford) 11-16; (Empire) 
Shepherd Bnsh 18-23; ( Empire) Cardiff 25-60. 

Banker, Great (Standard): Ft- Worth, Tex.. 
13-Dec. 9. 

Bacon &, Vane (Unique): Los Angeles, Cal.. 
20-Dec. 2 ^^ 

Bates, Louie W. (Industrial): MoHne. m_ 
27-,Dec. 2. . 

Baker & Robinson (Caste's): Lawrence, Maav, 
27-Dec. 2. 

Bedooln Arabs (G. O. H.): Indianapolis Ind.. 
27-Dec. 2. 

Bellman & Moore (Shea's): Buffalo. N. Y.. 
27-Dec. 2. 

Beaumont & Hayward (Garrlck) : 
la.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Besnah 4 Miller (Shea's): Buffalo, N. Y., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Belmont's Canines: Falmouth. Mass., 28-80... 

Bijon Circus (Bijou): Fall River, Mass.. 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Borderverry, Col. Gaston (Temple): Detroit. 
Mich.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Boyd, Harry: Logan, Utah, 27-Dec. 2. 

Browning & Wally (Orpheum): Omaha, Neb., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Burton Sc Rankin (Empire): LaSaUe Til.. 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Barns, Harry: Detroit, Mich., 27-Dec. 2. 

Burns & Morris (California): San Francisco, 
Cal., 27-Dec. 2. 

Bnrgess, F. Daly: Wichita, Kan., 27-Dec. 2. 

Bards, Four (Seals): Copenhagen. Den., Dee. 

Barlow's Elephants (Hippodrome): New York 
City, Sept. 25, Indef. 

Beckrose A LalFleur (Unique) : Mimmeapolia. 
Minn.. Indef. 

Be J27: KItt,e (Crown): Ft. Worth, Tex., Oct. 
23, Indef. 

Brewers, The A IF. R. McAdoo: 'Rarottonga, 
Cook Island, South Sea Islands, Dec 1-81; 
Altntuka, Cook Island. Jan. 141. 

Byrons, The (Hippodrome): New York City, 

Burtlnoa, The Two (Weast's): Peoria, m,, 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Bradley * Davis (Bon Ton): Philadelphia. Pa.. 

**&* ^5Xf' le T«>npe (Family): M. St. tVoula, 
111.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Brazil & Braall (Richmond): North Adams, 
Mass., 27-Dec 2; (Howard) Boston 44. 
rWDec 2 1 *" (H * Tm * rket > ! Chicago, DX, 

Belfort, May (Keith'.): New York City, 27- 
Dec. 2, 

Burkhsrt & Berry (Pastor's): New York City, 
27-Dec. 2. 

Kobe, Cellna (Hopkins'): Louuvule, Ky., 27- 

Brown' 4 Robinson (People's): OindnaaO, O., 

2T"Dec 2. 
Creswell, w. P. (Bijon): Port Haroa, Mich., 
^27-Dec. 2; (Bijou) Jackson 4*. 
Cunningham Sc Smith (Family): HaseltOB, Pa., 


B 27-De? g aahhxan < B «"" : Iteming, Mich.. | Cameron ft Flannagan (Orpheum): Mlnneap- 


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27-Des. 2. 

Brenner, Dorothy: Chicago. DJ., 27-Dec 2. 

Broderlck ft Jesslka (Bijou): Calumet, Mich.. 
27-Dec. 2. 

Barron's Animals, Chas. (Columbia); Cincin- 
nati, O., 27-Dec 2. 

Bob £ S 1 *-.. ?" 11 ' (Hopkins') Memphis, Tenn., 
(Hopkins') Lonlsvllle, Ky., 4-9. -i«™-. 

Dec *>. I * rtle < Gr « n <l>: Portland, Ore., 27- 

Boston City Quartet (Troeadero: PhlladelphU, 

cTty, ^5 eC " 2; (Mmer " B Bowery) New York 

Bl !S e £* /"'Mn (Pastor's): New York City, 
27-Dec. 2; (Orpheum )U«ca 4-9. 

Barnells, The (Lyric): Lincoln, Neb.. 27-Dec ». 
nf lla ^LT? lnte S' *„?°- (Olympic): Chicago 
4 !o' 26 " Dec " 2 < (Columbia) St. Lonls, Mo.. 

BoweVy Newsboys' Quartet: Nashville, Tenn., 
27-Dec. 2; New Orleans, La., 4-9. 

B1 I°5 5p5 ed y„ Fonr (O- O. H.): Indianapolis. 
Ind 27-Dec. 2; Louisville, Ky., 4-9. "**""*• 

Buckeye Trte (Novelty): Topeka, Kan., 26- 
Dec. 2; (People's) LeaTenworth 4-9. 

Bnsh Bros. (Gaiety): St. Lon U- !(„._ Dec. 8*. 

B *l? e ^ , W - _ H - and Horse, Princess Trlxie 
Chutes): San Francisco, Cal., 27-Des. 0. 

Blssonnette ft Newman (Castle): Bloomlngton, 
IU., 27-Dec. 2; (Bijou) Galesbnrg M# nu "« Ton ' 

oils, Minn.. 26-Dec. 2.' 
Carroll ft Clarke (Bijon): Dea Moines, la.. 

27-Dec. 2: (Weast'a) Peoria, IO.. 4-9. 
Chrlstal, Al. (Grand): MUwaukee, Wis., 4*. 
Clifford ft Orth (Dominion): Winnipeg, Man., 

27-Dec. 2. ^^ 

<*">rteney ft Jeannette (Jacob's): Peoria, m.. 

Crotty Trio'. The (Family); H. St. Louis. HI.. 

27-Dec. 2. ^^ 

Oattaneos, The (Gotham): Brooklya. N. Y.. 

Dec. 4*. 
Cooper ft Robinson (Keith's): Cleveland, O., 

27-Dec. 2; (Shea's) Buffalo, N. Y-. 44. 
Castle ft Collins (Crystal): Detroit, Mich., 

27-Dec. 2; (Bijon) Milwaukee, WI.., 4-9. 
° 1 fl k i * M < i Ulnore (Smith's): Grand Rapids, 

Mich.. 26-Dec 2; (Folly) Chicago. III., 4-9. 
C^ne, Mr. ft Mrs. Gardner (Keith's): Phila- 
delphia Pa„ 27-Dec. 2; (Keith's) Providence, 

R. I., 4-0. 
Clayton, Jenkins ft Jasper (Orpheum): Denver, 

Col., 27-Dec. 2. 

Ch i n, i erun j;' The ( G - °- H -)= Syracuse, N. Y., 
27-Dec. 2; (Chase's) Washington. D. C, 4-9. 

° 1 a?D * J 6 ™ 01 * (Bijou): Ishpemlng, Mich., 

Clifford ft Burke (Park): Worcerter, Mass., 

27-Dec. 2; (Keith's) Providence. B. L, 4-0. 

Cnllen, James H. (Hopkins'): Losurrtlle. Ky., 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

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26-Dec. 2; (Grand) Memphis. Tenn., i-9. 
Clarke, Wilfred (Empire): Paterson, N. J. 

27-Dec. 2; (Empire) Hoboken 4-9. 
Cretos, The Great (Texas International Fair) 

San Antonio. Tex., 18-29. 
Cameron, Grace (Keeney's): Brooklyn, N. Y. 

27-Dec. 2. 
Carlln & Ottl (Empire): Pateraon, N. J., 27- 
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Carrolton & Hodges (Majestic) : Chicago, 111. 

27-Dec. 2; (Haymarket) Chicago 4-9. 
City Girls (Keith's): New York City. 27-Dec. 

2; (Keith's) Boston, Mass., 4-9. 
Ooote, Bert (Keith's): Boston, Mass., 27- 

Dec. 2: (Keith's) New York City. 4-8. 
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Corwey, Ferry (Temple): Detroit, Mich., 27- 
Dec. 2; (Keith's) Cleveland, O.. 4-9. 

Columbians, The Five (Dockstader'a) : Wil 
mington, Del., 27-Dec. 2. 

Comar, Frank (Family): Sioux City, la., 27- 
Dec. 9. 

Calvert, Great (Fair): Key West, Fla., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Cnttys. Six Musical (Chase's): Washington, D, 
C, 27-Dec. 2; (Proctor's) Newark, N. J., 

Cartmell & Harris (Keith's): Providence. R. 
I.. 27'Deo 2; (Keith's) New York City 4^. 

Charles. Carl (Novelty): Omaha, Neb., 26- 
Dec 2; (Gem) Council Bluffs, la., 44. 

Carson, Miriam (Hnrtig & Seamon's) : New 
York City, 27-Dec. 2. 

Chester, The Great (Crystal) : Mllwaokee, Wis., 
27-Dec. 2; (Temple) Ft. Wayne, Ind., 4-9. 

Cavana (Sbeedy's): Fall River, Mass., 27- 
Dec. 2: (Proctor's) Troy, N. Y., 4-9. 

Casino Comedy Four (Sheedy's): Fall Elver, 
Mass., 27-Dec. 2. 

Cressy, Will M., & Blanche Dayne (G. O. H.): 
Pittsburg, Pa., 27-Dec. 2; (Keith's) Cleveland, 
O.. 4-9. 

Cohen. Josephine, & Co. (Victoria): New York 
City, 27-Dec. 2; (Keith's) Philadelphia, Pa., 

Clifford & Hall (Family): Hazelton, Pa., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Clarke, Lucy: Stoll Tour, Eng. 

Cameron & Toledo (Family): Lancaster, Pa., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Cogswell & Franz (Lyric): Cleveland, O., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Colonial Septet: Chicago, 111., 27-Dec. 2. 

Cogan & Bancroft (Keeney's) : Brooklyn, N. 
Y., 27-Dec. 2. 

Cox Family Quartet (Glrton's): Eureka, Cal.. 
20-Dec- 2. 

Courtney & Jeannette (Jacob's) : Peoria, DX, 
27JDec. 2. 

Can-. Albert (Htppodroms) : New York City, 

Carroll. Great (Alcazar) : Denver, Col., . in- 

Castrillions, Three (Hippodrome): New York 
City, indef. 

Clarkonians, The (Hippodrome): New York 
City, indef. 

Collins & Hart (Apollo): Dusseldorf, Ger., Dec. 
4-16; (Palace) Manchester. iEng.. 18-23. 

Conger, Helen (Bijou): Davenport, la., Indef. 

Cook & Miss Bothext (Seals): Antwerp, Belg., 
Nov. 22-Dec. 13. 

Cottrell. Louise A Robert (Hippodrome): New 

- York City, Indef. 

Cherry & Bates (Maryland): Baltimore, Md., 27- 
Dec. 2; (Madison Square Garden) New York 
City 4-9. 

Crawford, Bessie (Bijou): Jackson, Mich., 27- 
Dec 2. 

Caaad & De Verne (Orpheon): Davenport, la., 
27-Dec. 3. 

Constantlne Sisters, Three (Paator'a): New 
York City, 27-Dec. 2. 

Cole ft Clemens (Pastor's): New York City, 
27-Dec. 2. 

Coolon & Hastings (Pastor's): New York City, 
27-Dec. 2. 

Conchas, Paul (Hyde ft Behman's): Brooklyn, 
N. Y.. 27-Dec 2. 

Campbell ft Johnson (Haymarket): Chicago, 
IU., 27-Dec 2. 

Cartlio, Leo (Proctor's): Albany, N. X., 27- 
Dec 2. 

Clarke, Harry Corson (Olympic): Chicago, TIL, 
27-Dec 2. 

Clement, Clay (Keith's): Providence, B, L, 
27-Dec 2. 

Cunning (Mohawk): Schenectady, N. Y-, 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Dionne Twin Sisters (Olympic): Chicago, DJL, 
27-Dec 2. 

Dall ft Borden (Pastor's): New York City. 
27-Dec 2. 

Dllla ft Templeton (Bijon): Jackson, Mich., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Dale ft Roaal (Standard): Cincinnati, O., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Dale. Violet (Hopkins'): Memphis, Tenn., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Dresser. Louise (G. O. H.): Syracuse, N. Y„ 
27-Dec. 2. 

Drew. Mr. and Mrs. (Poll's): Bridgeport, Conn.. 
27-Dec 2. 

Dunbar's Caprine Paradox: Chicago, DX. 26- 
Dec. •-': (Grand) Joliet 8-9. 

Daly ft O'Brien (Bijon): Bay City, Mich., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Dorsch & Russell (Richmond) : North Adams, 
Mass. 27-Dec. 2. 

DeVllbls. Great: Roanoke. Va„ 27-Dec. 2. 

Dailey. Mt. * Mrs. (Sheedy's): Fall River, 
Mass., 27-Dec. 2; (Palace) Worcester 4-9. 

Dervin, Jas. T. (Lyric): Joplln, Mo., 26-Dec. 2. 

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Tent Shows 


Wild West 


Jungle No. 1 of the Benevolent Order of 
American Tigers held its semi-annual election 

ml the winter quarters of the Bamum & Bailey 
Show in Bridgeport, Conn., -Sunday, Nov. 19, 
wtten ttte XoBowing officers "were elected: Wm. 
O'Hara, president; John M. Laughlin, vice- 
president; Chas. Hutchinson, grand treasurer; 
Charles Stocky treasurer; Mai. G* Deninan, finan- 
cial secretary; H. X. Mooney, recording secre- 
tary; I* Foley, sergeant at arms, and John 
Burke, :Geo.: Beyeav I«arry Egan, Geo. Fisher 
and Ed. Shafferv trustees. 

At the conclusion of the business meeting 
the members enjoyed, a very pleasant: evening. 


Slg Santelle and Qe Welsh 'Brothers nave dis- 
solved partnersbips, and agreed upon an amic- 
able? settlement. Each -will have a show of 
Mb own next season. SIg. Santelle wlH or- 
gatfie in Homer. W. T„ this winter, and John 
) Welsh la organizing In Lancaster, Pa. Mr. 
in entirely new outfit. 


It Is reported that Footlt, the famous Eng- 
;Usb: clown, who has for many years delighted 
an France. Is going Insane at Lisbon, where he 
waa recently glTlng a series of representations. 
Foe more than ten years footlt was connected 
with the Korean Clique In tEaxlB. 


The Sella Jfe Bowns Showa closed the season 
at erlacanga, Ala., "Nov. 22. and went di- 
rectly to Birmingham, Ala, where they will 
■ winter 1 and arrange for next season, The show 
v'is to: be: greatly enlarged, and will open early 
In April. 



The many friends of Governor John 

IV (Robinson will be pleased to know that he Is 

vapidly recovering from the shock* caused by 

tne recent street car accident. In which he 

feamev near:; losing his Sife. ; /Che Governor is 

: aible -to ;make his dally morning trip to Gin. 

V ehmatt ^and he ; says that In a few days he 

will have completely recovered. 

, Notes from Star Show No. 2: We 
have gone into winter quarters on the fair 
gronnds In Plymouth, Ind. The Showmen have 
and have departed for their 
nomes^ -The season was very prosperous, and 
we have decided to enlarge before next year. 
Our <blacksmiths are busy, and a number of new 
wagons will be made. We will next season 
have a. larger number of trained: animals^ 

The Forepaugh-Sells Shows closed 
at Stuttgart, Ark, Nov. 23, all the men In 
advance being paid at Fine Bluff, Ark. They 
an. started -.-for' home in happiness, and wish 
to extend their thanks through these columns 
to Fred Morgan, the contracting agent, for 
getting the good hotels In Texas. 

Chas. BC. Tirmey, who so successfuily 
handled the music department of the Sells & 
Downs Show this season, has heen reengaged 
for the same position not season. He closed 
with the show, Nov^ 22. In Sylacanga, Ala., 
and went to Hot Springs, Ark., for the wln- 

Bert Davis and wife have signed 
wMh the Carl Hagenbeck 'Show for next sea- 
son. Mr. Davis has a large farm near Hast- 
ings, Okla., on which, he : raised twenty-eight 
bales of cotton tWs season. He has sent us a 
sample, and it's all right. 

Albert Henry, one of the clowns with 
John Boblnson's Ten Big Shows, was recently 
called to his home in Warren, Pa, owing to 
the serious : illness of his mother. Her sick- 
ness ended:ln death. ::■:..::' 

The Brown Family Show, touring 
Kentucky In palace wagons, reports fine weather 
and good business. Mrs. "Wm. J. Brown re- 
Joined: -the show Nov. 20, after a visit to Har- 
rUbnrg, iPa. 

Marvelous Pascatel is busy rehears- 
ing at the New Tork Hippodrome, where he 
wm have an Important part In the new produc- 
tions entitled A Society Circus,- which opens 
Dec. 11. 

Mrs. Masie Lano, wife of the legal 

adjuster with the Orton Shows, Is very ill at 

1 ^the hospital in St- Joseph, Mo. Mrs. Lano 

features Iter trained dogs and monks In the 


W. W. Parmlee, of the Wallace 
Shows;: is visiting his parents in Warren, Pa. 
: He--has:-vbeeitlwithr the Wallace people for a 
number of years. 

Ernest Albright, calliope player with 
the "Gentry Brothers (iNo. 1) Show this season, 
win winter at Ibis home In Mt-xyemon, Ind. 

C Lee Williams, of the Hagenbeck 
Show, is in at : bis home In Covington, Ky. 
Itlon la not serlons, and he 
win probably; he. out again In a few days. 

. Chas. T^:,Ogden writes: "The show 
has been oat ten months (Nov. 18), and we 
■e losing weeks.'* 

The EHet Troupe will next season 
Introduce a- new and novel aerial bar act with 
one of the big. shows. 

It is probable that the John Rob- 
inson shows wfil. close their season Dec 9, in 
western Tennessee. 

The following list gives the winter quarters 
of the various tent shows, circuses and wild 
west combinations. In many instances (but 
not all) the address given is also the permanent 
address. Performers and managers will con- 
fer a favor by calling the editor's attention to 
any errors or omissions in this list, which is 
revised and corrected weekly. 

Adams, Frank, Southern Shows. .... .en route. 

Anderson Dog and Pony Show. ...Rochester, Ind. 

Arnold, E. J.. Shows. - - . --. .... .Portland, Ore. 

Bailey's (Mollle E.) Shows Houston, Tex. 

Bard Bros.' Show Beading, Pa. 

Barlow's Shows ....... ....South Milford, Ind. 

Barnaul & Bailey's. .. .. . -'Bridgeport, Conn. 

(New York offices, 25-27 W. 34th st.) 
Bartine's Shows. ............ .Connersville, Ind. 

Seaman's Dog & Pony Show — Dudley ave., 

Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Beattle's Great American Shows 

„ Ft- Wayne, Ind. 

Bernard's (Sam) Shows Elmhurst, Cal. 

Beyerle's (Burk) Tom, Shows... Lincoln, Neb. 
Solder's (W. F.) New United.. St. Joseph, Mo. 
Bonhenr Bros.' Golden Mascot Shows. 

.Carmen, Okla. 

Bonner Show, 150 Culver ave, Jersey City, N. J. 
Brown's Combined Shows...... Newport, Ark. 

Buffalo Bill's Wild West... .Marseilles. France. 

Busby Bros.' Pana, 111. 

Bodkin Bros.' Show, 302 Dearborn st. ........ 

Chicago, III. 

Canada Frank's ...... ............Tipton, la. 

Campbell Bros.' Fairbury, Neb. 

Campbell's Dr., Dog & Pony Shows 

„ ...Labette, Kan. 

Castello & Graves Shows. . . .Cortland, N. T. 

Clark, M. L, Shows. . ...New Orleans, La. 

Craft's Dog and Pony Shows. ...... .Fonda, la. 

Crawford's Col, Show Bed Key. Ind. 

Cummins' Wild West and Indian Congress, 

last season White City, 3S23 Indiana ave, 
_ . Chicago, 111. 

DaBhington Bros.' . ...Danville, 111. 

Dock's (Sam) Fredericksburg, Ta. 

DeConps' Show ....San Francisco, Cal. 

Downie's, Andrew, Show (Medina, N. X. 

Dulaney's Shows.... New Martinsville, W. Va. 

Ellis' 10c. and 20c. Shows Tower City, Pa. 

Blstnn's Dog and Pony Show.. Kansas City, Mo. 

Floto"s (Otto) Shows Denver, Col. 

Forepaugh-Sells iBros.' .Columbus, O. 

Fox's (Rolla) Show ..Terre Hante, Ind. 

Frank & Hermann's Vaudeville Show 

Wapakoneta, O. 

Frlsbee Bros.' Shows Detroit, Mich. 

Gentry Bros.' No. 1 Bloomington, Ind. 

Gentry Bros.' No. 2..... ....Bloomington, Ind. 

Gibb's Big Olympic Shows Wapakoneta, O. 

Glasscock's (Alex) Shows Longvlew, Tex. 

Gollmar Bros.' . .. ...... .Baraboo, Wis. 

Great American Water Circus Ironton, 0. 

Great Buffalo .Wild West Missoula, Mont. 

Great International Shows.... Kansas City, Mo. 

Great Texas Bill's Wild West Boone, la. 

Greater American Shows. .302 Dearborn st, 

_ • • Chicago, 111. 

Gregory & White Show ....Bock Hills, S. C. 

Grlmsley's New London Shows.. Pittsburg, Pa. 

Haag's (Ernest) Shows Shreveport, La. 

Hagerty (T. E.) Big Tent Show. Frank ton, Ind. 

Hall, Wm. P, Shows ... ... .{Lancaster. Mo. 

Hall's Shows ...............Fond dn Lac, Wis. 

Hall's (Geo. W, Jr.) Evansville. Wis. 

HaU's, F. W, United Wagon Show 

_ -•-• Coyvllle, Kan. 

Harkness and Fox Minstrel Circus. ....... 

__..... ...... — McKeesport, Pa. 

Hargreaves" Show Chester, Pa. 

Harmon & CarroU Tented Minstrels .Lincoln, Neb. 

Howard's Tented (Minstrels. .49 Ninth st, 

„ „ Dubuque, la. 

Hubln's (F. B.) Shows Atlantic City, N. J. 

Hulburd's WUd West .Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hasenbeck's. Carthage, O. 

Indian Bill's wild (West Clifton Forge, Va. 

James & Loss Show South Milwaukee, Wis. 

Jones' Augustus, Shows Touring the Sontti. 

Julian's Amphitheatre ...Havana, 111. 

KeHogg's Great So. Shows Alexandria, La. 

Kennedy Bros.' Wild West Indian Congress 

„ ••••^•\i Perry, Okla. 

Kemp, G. P. Lamar, Mo. 

Knight's 25c. Circus Dunkirk, O. 

Knott's Perfect Shows Beldlng, Mich. 

Knowles Show Hlnton, Okla. 

Lambrigger's (Gus) ............... .Orville, O. 

Lamont Bros.' Salem, HI. 

Littleton's 10c and 20c Show. . . .BockvOle, Ind. 

Loretta's Shows Corry, Pa. 

Lee's (Chas.) Shows ...... .WHkesbarre, Pa. 

Leonarder Bros.' Circus... Portland, Ore. 

Leopold's (Frank) Shows Norrlstown, Pa. 

Lemon (Bros.' Show Dodson, Mo. 

Lowrey Bros.' Shows ......... .Shenandoah, Pa. 

Lucky BUI ...... ........ .Quenemo, Kan. 

Mann's (H. A.) ■. Oberlln, O. 

Mansfield's, W. J. Pavilion Shows. TIdionte, Pa. 

McCleary's (W. S.) Zoo Van Wert, O. 

McDonald Bros.' . . . ...... . .Huntington, W. Va 

Melbourn, The Great, Circus Hebron, Wis". 

MinneU Bros.' (No. 1) Delaware, O. 

Montgomery's Pavilion Show; Boone, la. 

Moore Family Show.... ..Touring Florida. 

Morgan's (J. H.) Lexington, Ind. 

Myer>s (F. M.) Big Tent Show Tipton, la. 

Nefl's United Shows Belolt, Kan. 

Noble's Tent Show Langley, S C 

S?? 13 * Kowe Santa Cruz, Cal. 

Orrin Bros.' Circus City of Mexico 

Orton BroB.* Show .Des Moines, la. 

Pan-American Dodson, Mo. 

Pawnee Bin WUd West Birmingham, Ala. 

Perrine's (Dave W.) Hasten Baplds, Mich, 

Perry's (Frank L.) show .Tares City, m. 

Peter's, W. J, PavHIon MarysvUle. Kan. 

5SS? tt .* Co -' 8 Bockland, Me. 

PnJgjOTe 8 No. 1 Havana, Cuba. 

PubtUone's No. 2 Touring Cuba. 

Phllllp'sU. T. C. Co. Cortland, £ 

Reed's European Shows en tour 

Beno & Alvord's (Northern) Kankakee. 111. 

5f n ?.* part's (Southern).. Hattlesburg, Miss. 

Bice's Dog & Pony Show New Albany, Ind. 

Singling Bros.' Baraboo, Wis. 

Rippel's Shows Frankfort, Ind. 

Bobbins' (Frank A.) Shows Clifton, N. J. 

Robinson's (Happy Bob) Bald Knob, N. J. 

Robinson's (John) ......Terrace Park, O. 

Rock Bros.' Shows — .Bushboro, Pa. 

Rock Bros.' Shows Picketts, Wis. 

Rocky Mountain Nell .Rushboro, Pa. 

Samwell's D, P. & M. Show.... Houston, Tex. 

Santelle, Slg, Shows Homer, N. T. 

Sells &. Downs' Birmingham, Ala. 

Shelby, James, Shows En route South 

Skerbeck's One-Ring Circus.... Dorchester, Wis. 

Shelby, Jas.. Show En route South. 

Stewarts' Capt, Big City Circus 

'. Ft. Worth, Ind. 

Shaffer & Spry Bros.' Portsmouth, O. 

Sliver Bros.' Acme, Mich. 

Sipe's New Shows ..... — . . . Kokomo, Ind. 

Smith's Imperial Circus . . .Buckstown, Pa. 

Snyder Bros.' & Dowker. ....... Boodhouse, 111. 

Star Shows, No. 2. ......... ...Plymouth, Ind. 

Steele's, Al, Big Shows... Vandergrlft Hts, Pa. 
Stevens & Mossman....S04 High, St. Louis, Mo. 

Stewart Family Show Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Sun Bros.' .Savannah, Ga. 

Swift Bros.' Show (No. 1) ...Golden Gate, 111. 

Swift Bros.' Show (No. 2) Greenup, III. 

Tanner Bros.' R. B. Shows Lincoln, Neb. 

Terry's U. T. Shows Little Sioux, la. 

Texas BUl's Wild West En route. 

Todd's, B. H, New Era Shows.. Boodhouse, 111. 

Todt, .Wm. Shows Snow HU1, Md. 

Tonner's Hippodrome West Berlin, N. J. 

Tuttle's Olympic LinnesvUle, Pa. 

Uden's (W. J.) WUd West Flannigan, HI. 

Van Vranken's Shows Scott, O. 

Wallace Shows ... .. .. .Peru, Ind. 

Walsh Sisters' Show Ohio City. O. 

Ward's Shows (Plymouth, Mass. 

Washburn & D' Alma's Trained Animal 

Circus En route South. 

Washburn's Dog & Pony Shows. Paterson, N. J. 

Welsh Bros.' Show Lancaster, Pa. 

Wheeler, Al. F, New Model Shows 

Schenectady, N. X. 

Wheeler's, J. B, Monkey Show. .Portland, Ore. 
Winston's, Prof, Sea Lions. ...823 Talleyrand 

ave., Jacksonville, Fla. 

Wintermute Bros.' Hebron, Wis. 

Woodford's (Chas.) Animal No. 1, Falconer, N.V. 
Woodford Animal Show No. 2.. Falconer, N. Y. 
Zick & Zarrow's Show. .Springle, York Co, Pa. 
Zlemer'8, King E. Shows St. Louis, Mo. 



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Arnold, E. J, Shows Portland, Ore. 

Bauscher Cam. Co. De Soto, Mo. 

Big Otto Trained Animal Co 290 Third st, 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

Capitol Am. Co Lansing, Mich. 

Crouse Am. Co, 891 Preston st Philadelphia. 

Cash, T. L,. Carnival Co 438 Wabash ave, 

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Dreamland Carnival Co Avondale, Ala. 

Eagle Carnival Co, 25 S. Front «t, . .Wilming- 
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Excelsior Carn. Co. of N. Y Norrlstown, Pa. 

Fatlma's, LaBelle, Show 319 Grand st, 

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Flash & Wood's Carnival Co 387 E. Rich st, 

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Great GaskUl Shows Augusta, Ga. 

Greater Smith Am. Co MobUe, Ala. 

Hatch, J. Frank, Shows Pittsburg, Pa. 

Hewitt's (Fred) Exp'n. Shows, Washington, Ind. 
LaRose Electric Fountain 210 Ft. Scott St., 

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Lachman-Keech Expo. Co Lumberton, Miss. 

MoElwee's Merry-Go-Ronnd . . . .LelayreB, Pa. 

?K CaI 1 br Am - °° JacksonvUle, 111. 

Mitchell's Anthracite (Band Kelayres, Pa. 

Metropolitan Am. Co. Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Monarch Carnival Co Covington, Ind. 

Montgomery & Hatcher Dallas, Tex. 

Monumental Carnival Co Hot Springs, Ark. 

Mnndy Shows Galesbnrg. 111. 

Jethro Almond's Bible Show.. Albemarle, N. C. 

Parker. New, Am. Co ....AbUene, Kan. 

Parker's Fairyland Am. Co AbUene, Kan. 

Parker, Great, Am. Co AbUene, Kan. 

Parker. C. W, Am. Co ...AbUene, Kan. 

Patterson-Bralnerd Carnival Co. .Wlnfleld. Kan 

Pierce Amusement Co PhHaderphia, Pa 

Pllbeam's Am. Enterprise Lansing, Mich. 

Robinson Am. Co. .Botfman Bldg, Cincinnati. O. 

Robinson. BUly LoulsvUle, Ky. 

Seeman-MUUcan Mardl Gras Co. 

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Tennessee Carnival Co Lexington, Ky. 

Welder's. Win H, Carnival Co .Wellston O. 

Westlake's Carnival of Novelties. .222 W. 128th 

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Wixom Bros.' Bancroft, Mich. 

Whitney Am. Co 108 W. Main st',.. 

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Del/ano. Wm. (O. H.): Ogdensburg, N. X., 

27-Dec 2. 
Delmore, The Misses (Ampnlon): Brooklyn, N. 

X.. 27-Dec. 2; (Umpire) Hoboken, N. A, 

De Laceys The: Des Moines, la., 27-Dec. 2. 
Danovas, Les (Odeon): Dayton, O., 27rDec. 2. 
Duratods, The Five (Novelty): Oakland, Cal., 

27-Dec. 2. 
Davis & Macanley (Arcade): Toledo, O.. 27- 
Dec. 2; (Hammersteln's) New York City, 

Donaldson, Anna (Hnrtlg & Seamen's): New 

York City. 27-Dec. 2. 
Dacey. Chase & Adair (Grand): Astoria, Ore., 

27-Dec. 2. 
Derden. Dave (Star) : Atchison, Kan., 28- 

Dec. 2; (Family) Slour City, la., 4-9. 
Delmore, John, & Emily Darrell (Colonial): 

Lawrence, Mass.. 27-Dec. 2. 
De Oesch. Mamie B. (People's): Leavenworth, 

Kan., 26-Dec. 2. 

Dnnn, Arthur & Co. (Proctor's 23d St.): New 
York City, 27-Dec. 2; (Proctor's 58th St.) 
New York City 4-9. 

De Wall & Brwln (Grand): Tacoma, Wash., 
27-Dec. 2; (Star) Portland, Ore.. 4-9. 

De Witt, Burns & Torrance (Trent): Trenton, 
N. J., 27-Dec 2. 

Davis ft Walker: Wheeling, W. Va., Dec 4-6; 
Steubenvllle, O., 7-9. 

D's & D's (G. O. H.): Grand Eaplds, Mich., 
Dec. 4-9. 

D'Alma's Monkeys, John (Hammersteln's): New 
York City, 27-Dec. 2; (Amphlon) Brooklyn 

Day. Geo. W. (Shea's): Toronto, Ont, 27- 
Dec. 2; (Proctor's) Albany, N. Y., 4-9. 

Dooley, Brenner & Bose (Arcade) : Toledo, O., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Duncan, A. O. (Colonial): Naw York City, 
27-Dec. 2; (Orpheum) Brooklyn 4-9. 

Dixon & Anger (Orpheum): San Francisco, Cal., 
26-Dec 9. 

Dolan, Soger ft Belle: Topeka, Kan., 3-9. 

Devean, Hubert (Richmond): North Adams, 
Mass., 27-Dec. 2; (Park) Worcester, Mass., 

Delmore ft Lee (Proctor's) : Albany, N. Y., 
27-Dec. 2; (Mohawk) Schenectady 4-Q. 

Day. Edmund, & Co. (Colombia): St. Lonls. 
M»., 27-Dec. 2; (Chicago O. H.) Chicago, 
ni., 4-9. 

De Senls', Henrietta, Bas-Bellefs (Hopkins'): 
Memphis, Tenn., 26-Dec. 2; (Majestic) Chi- 
cago, 111., 4-9. 

Downey & Wlllard (G. O. H.) : Grand Baplds, 
Mich., 27-Dec. 2; (Castle). Bloomlngton. 111., 
4-9. . 

Doyle, Major (Mohawk): Schenectady, N. Y., 

DeHoUIs & Valora (Price's): Hannibal, Mo., 
27-Dec. 2; . (O. H.) Pekln, m., 4-9. 

Dayton Slaters (Fischer's) : Los Angeles, CaL, 
20-Dec. 8. 

De Bole, Great (Yale's): Kansas City, Mo., 
26-Dec. 2. 

Demonlo ft Bene (Family): Haselton, Pa., 
26-Dec 2. 

De Fays, Musical: Logan, Utah, 27-Dec. 2. 

Dixon * Holmes (Orphenm): Omaha, Neb., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Dixon, Browers ft DIxon( Trent): Trenton. N. 
J.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Diamond & Smith (Hathaway's) : New Bed- 
ford. Mass., 27-Dec. 2. 

Dahlias, Les.: Moss ft Stoll Tour, Eng., Oct. 
9-Dec. 23. 

Donovan, John G. (Cineograph) : Los Angeles, 
Cal., Indef. 

Downey, Leslie T. (Novelty): Stockton, Cal., 
Oct. 30-Jan. 1. 

Drew, Carroll (Rucker): Rockford, HI., June 
11, Indef. 

Duval, Jos. (Bijou): Mlllvllle, N. J., indef. 

Drew. Dorothy (Orphenm): New Orleans, La., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Doyle, Patsy (Star): Seattle!, Wash., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Bllet & Sterner (Wood's): Sedalla, Mo., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Earle, Mr. & Mrs. Harry (Crystal): Topeka, 
* Kan., 26-Dec 2. 

Earle. The Dancing (O. H.): Stoddard, Wis., 
26-Dec. 2; (West End), Winona, Minn., 4-9. 

Elmo, Pete & AHIe (Crystal) : Marlon, Ind„ 
27-Dec. 2; (Crystal) Anderson 4-9. 

Ethardo. Naomi (Keith's): Pittsburg ,Pa., 27- 
Dec 2. 

EdsaH, Dean, & Arthur Forbes (Orpheum): Om- 
aha, Neb.. 26-Dec 2; (Orpheum) Minneapolis, 
Minn., 4-9. 

Esmonde, Edward, Mr. A Mrs. (Orphenm) : Kan- 
sas City. Mo., Dec. 4-9. 

Estenita, La Belle (Majestic): Chicago, Dl., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Bhrenberg & Treudall (Bon Ton): Salt Lake 
City, Utah, 27-Dec. 2; (Lyceum) Ogden 4-9. 

Evans Trio (Elite): Davenport. la., 27-Dec. 2. 

Elgonas, Les (Orpheum): Loe Angeles, CaL, 
20-Dec. 2. 

Ellls-Nowlan Trio (Columbia): St. Lonls, Mo., 
27-Dec. 2; (Olympic) Chicago-, DX, 4-9. 

Eldrldge. The Great (Earl): Pueblo, CM., 27- 
Dec 2; (Crystal) Denver 4-9. 

Evers. Geo. W. (Orphenm) : Portsmouth. O., 
27-Dec. 2; (Star) Mnnde, Ind.. 3-9. 

Emmett, Grade, A: Co. (Empire): Hoboken, N. 
J.. 27-Dec 2; Wllkesbarre, Pa.. 4-9. 

Ethardo. Naomi (Keith's): Pittsburg, Pa.. 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Earle ft Bartlett: Shsmoktn, Pa., 27-Dec. 2. 

Ellnore Sisters (Temple) : Detroit, Mich., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Elton-Polo Troupe (Imperial) : Brooklyn, N. Y.. 
27-Dec. 2. 

Esmerelda Sisters (Orphenm): San Francisco, 
Cal., 26-Dec 2. 

Eller. Glvie (Alcazar): Denver, Col., indef. 

Elton. Sam: Moss & Stoll Tour, Eng., Nor. 
1, Indef. 

Empire Comedy Four: Empire Tour, Eng., Oct. 
16-Dec. 31. 

Everhart (Nauvedrque) : Ghent, Belg., Dec. 

Emperors of Music. Four (G. O. H.): Indian- 
apolis, Ind., 27-Dec 2; (Columbia) Cincin- 
nati, O., 3-9. 

Eckhoff & Gordon (Casto's): Fall River, Mass., 
27-Dec 2. 

Exposition Four (People's): Cincinnati, O., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Ferry (G. O. H.): Indianapolis, Ind., 27- 
Dec 2; (Hopkins') Memphis, Tenn., 4-9. 

Fay, Coley Ic Fay (Majestic) : Hot Springs, 
Ark., 27-Dec. 2; (Majestic) Dallas, Tex., 44). 

Fillmore & Adams (O. H.): Kenmare, N. D-, 
27-Dec. 2. 

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Fox, 'Delia (9yde * Bdanan's) : BraoUya, N. 
X.. 27-Dec. S. 

rellz & Barry Co. (Keener'.): Brooklyn, N. 
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Portwe * Forbes (Flom'a): M.fltawi, Wta., 
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riedericka, B» (Bad's): Pueblo, CoL, »- 
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Wsher, Mr. & lbs. Perkins (Majestic): But 
Antonio, Tex., 87-Dec 2; (Majestic) Boas- 
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Faj-bto. Adonis (Tanuly): Butts, Mont., Dec. 

rergnson, Dick, ft Grace Patsmore (O. O. B.): 
Grand BapUs, Mien., 20-Dec 2; (Mala at.) 
Peoria, HA, W. 

rernande-May Trio (Majestic): Hot Springs, 

_Ark.. 27-Dec. S; (MaJeiUc) Waco 4-8. 

riemen a Miller (Grand): Sin Diego, CaL, 27- 
Dec. 2; (Empire) Les Angeles 4-0. 

ndettea, Tin (Orpacnm): San Fnndsco, OaL, 
13-Dec. 8. 

roller, Ida: Touring Italy. 

rarrell, Cliff: Astoria. Ore., 27-Dec 2. 

niapn a Brrot (Amphlon): Brooklyn, H. I, 
27-Dec. 2. 

»*jnk. Marvelous, h Bob (Gotham): Brooklyn, 
N. X., 27-Dec. 2. 

ttederlck. The Great (People's): LesTenworth, 

_Kan., 27-Dec. 2. ^^ 

••rrae Bros. (Bljon): Green Bay, Wis., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Fnrman, Raffle (Hathaway's): New Bedford. 

_ Haas.. 27-Dec 2. 

Ferguson & Mack (TItoII): Cape Town, B. A.. 
Not. SO^Tan 10. 

fox tt Ward (llth 8t. O. H.): Philadelphia, 
Pa., Indef. 

Frank & Frank (Maacotte): Mobile. Ala., Oct. 
18-Dec. 2. 

Foy A Clark (Keith's): Hew Xork City, 27- 
Dec 2. 

Francis, Emma (Orpheum): Tjos Angeles, Cal., 
19-Dec. 2. 

Planer, finale (Olympic): Chicago, HI., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

roster & roster (Trent): Trenton, N. J., 27- 
Dec 2. 

Ford Slaters * Brothers (Haymarket): Chi- 
cago, 111., 27-Dec. 2. 

Gordon. Don & Mae (Weart's): Peoria, Dl., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Golden & Hughes (Weaat'e): Peoria, 111., 27- 
Dec. 2: (Orpheum) Davenport. la., 4-9. 

Gregory Troupe (Palace): New York Olty, 27- 
Dec. 2; (Garden) Greenpolnt, L. 1., 4-9. 

Gottlobb, Mr. & Mrs (Unique): San Francisco, 

o C J!±-' ^-Dec. 2; (Unique) Santa Crus 4-9. 

Godfrey & Henderson (Mohawk) : Schenectady, 
N. Y., 27-Dec 2: (Orpheum) Beading. Pa., 

Green i Barton (Coliseum): Topeka, Kan., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Gajlord, Bonnie (BUou): Dubuqne, la., 27- 
Dec. 2; (LaSaUe) Keoknk 4-0. 

Gay, Great (Bmpire): LaSaUe, 111., 27-Dec. 2. 

Gibson, Ohaa. * Katherlne (Howard): Chi- 
cago, Dl., 27-Dec. 2; (Lyceum) Minneapolis. 
Minn., 4-9. 

Gorman & West (Empire): Hoboken, N. J; 
27-Dec. 2 (Trent) Trenton 4-9. 

Gay, Great < ■■aplre): LaSslle, Dl., 27-Dec 2. 

Grores ft Baker (Empire): St. Paul, Minn., 20- 
Dec 2. " 

Greenway. By. (Columbia): St, Louis, Mb., 
27-Dec 2 

Grant, Sydney (Trent): Trenton, N J., 27- 
Dec. 2; (Maryland) Baltimore, Md., 4-9. 

GaUetU'sMonkeys (Hopkins'): Louisville, Ky., 
27-Dec. 2; (Hopkins') Memphis, Tenn., 3-9. 

Gllmore, Stella (Trocadero): Chicago, m., 27- 
Dec 2; (Empire) Toledo. O., 4-9. 

Garrison. Jules ft EUa (HaymaAet): Chicago. 
111., 27-Dec 2; (G. O. H.) Indianapolis, Ind., 

Goforfh ft Doyle (Wood's O. H.): Sedalla, Mo. 
19-Dec. 2. 

Grohs, The Four (Bijou): Rockford, HL, 27- 
Dec 2: (Mirror) DeaMotnes, la.. 4-9. 

Gordon ft Hayes. Misses (Bijou): Bockford, 111., 
27-Dec. 2; (Grand) Milwaukee, Wis., 4-9. 

Garson, Marlon (Orpheum): Los Angeles, Cal., 
27-Dec. 2. _ 

Grimes. Tom ft Gertie (Majestic): Chicago. 
III., Dec. 4-9. 

Greene & Werner (Proctor's 23d St.): New 
Tork City, 27-Dec 2; (Proctor's Newark, N. 
J-. 4-9. _ 

Gardner, Happy Jack (Majestic): Chicago, m.; 
27-Dec. 2: (Colombia) St. Louis, Mo.. 4-9. 

Genero ft Tbeol (Empire): Glasgow, Bug., Dec. 
4*; (Bmpire) Liverpool 25-30. 

Gardner ft Stoddard (Majestic): It Worth, 
Tex., 27-Dec 2. 

Grose, Bursell J. (Btjon): Marinette. Wis., 
27-Dec. 2; (Ben's) Escanaba, Mich., 4-9. 

Gloae, Augusta (Maryland): Baltimore, Md., 
27-Dec. 2; (G. O. H.) Pittsburg. Pa., 4-9. 

Gray & Grahan (Star): Cleveland, O., 26- 
Dec. 2; (Academy of Music) Pittsburg, Pa.. 

Gallagher & Barrett (Poll's): Bridgeport, Conn., 
27-Dec 2. 

Gerard, Francis (Columbia): Cincinnati, 0„ 
26-Dec. 2. 

Godfrey ft Henderson (Mohawk): Schenectady, 
N. X., 27-Dec. 8. __ 

Gordon ft Chacon: Mahanoy City, Pa., 27- 
Dec. 2; „ 

Gourley. Sully ft Gourley: Lowell. Mass., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Guy's Parlor Minstrels (Wood's): Sedalla, Mo., 
20-Dec. 2. 

Gayllor, Ohaa. (Bmpire): San Francisco, CaL, 
27-Dec. 2. 

Gerard, Marie (BIJon): Quincy, Dl., 27-Dec 2; 
(Gaiety) Springfield 4-9. 

Gardiner Children, Three (Bijou): Calumet, 
Mich., 27-Dec. 2. __ 

Galbreth ft Parrel (Bijou): Decatur, DL, 27- 
Dec. 2; (Grand) Marlon, Ind., 2-9. 

Gran Trio (Crystal): Frankfort, Ind., 27- 
Dec 2. 

Graham ft Hayes (Crystal): Frankfort, Ind., 
27-Dec. 2. __ 

Good, Basel (Crystal): Kokomo, Ind.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Gassman. Josephine, ft Co (Keith's): New 
Tork City, 27-Dec. 2. 

GJlbbs, Billy (Olympic): Chicago, m., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Humes & Lewis (Columbia): St. Louis, 3fo., 
27-Dec. 2: (Family) B. St. Lonls, 111., 4-9. 

Holcombe. Curtis ft Webb (Columbia): Cin- 
cinnati,' O., 27-Dec. 2; (Hopkins') Louisville, 
Ky., SH8, 

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Operated the past season at the White City, Chicago. The most 
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WHITE CITY, The World's Greatest Amusement Park Next Season. We have engaged a Special 

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(Continued from page 33.) 

Gayety Theatre (O. T. Crawford, mgr.) The 

Blue Ribbon Girls to good business. Show 

pleases and olio contains The Austins, Gllday 

an3 Fox, The Sldonlas, Cunningham and Cov- 

eney. The World's Trio. Next: The Majesties. 

Globe Theatre (H- F. Seeker, mgr.) Sylvan 

and O'Neal. Theo. Jnnnlons, Lnla Besselman, 

Lee Orland, Agnes Edmonds, Mazy Mack, and 

the klnodrome; pleasing and bnsiness good. 


AURORA, — Minor's Theatre (Louis J. Minor, 

mgr.) Two Merry Tramps 13; excellent busl- 

. ness. and good, company. Lord Baltimore 15; 

good show and bnsiness. tinder Southern Skies 

21; As Told In the HIBs 24; The Wayward 

Son 28; Howe's Moving Pictures Bee. 3; The 

Clay Baker 5; Lyman Brothers 8; A Trip to 

Egypt 15. 

CARTHAGE. — Grand Opera House (Archie 
Brlgham, mgr.) The Liberty Belles 15; good 
show_and business. 

CLINTON.— Bixman Opera -House (Wm. P. 
Jarvis. mgr.) Two Merry Tramps 14; fair show 
and business. Hans Hanson 30; Lyman Twins 
Dec. 11; Cherry Valley 13; Job. DeGrasse 19; 
A Trip to Egypt 23; Hans and Nix 27. 

CHARLESTON.— Charleston Theatre (S. P. 
Loebe. ; mgc) Dora Thome 13; packed honse 
and pleased audience. 

JEFFERSON On. — Jefferson Theatre (W. J. 
Edwards, mgr.) Jack Hoeffler Stock Co. week 6; 
good .business and flne productions. - Cousin Kate 
14; good audience. Little Johnny Jones 18; 
packed house and good performance. Two Merry 
Tramps 20; Under Southern Skies 23; What Wo- 
men Will Do 23; Beneath the Bed Cross 30. 
JOPXJQT.— New Club Theatre (L. F. Ballard, 
mgr.) The Liberty Belles 14; fair show and 
business. Two Merry Tramps 18; good com- 
pany- and business. The Wayward Son 21; 
Louis James 22; As Told in the Hills 26; Buster 
\rown 30; A Son of Best Dec. 1; Si Plunkard a 
Lyric Theatre (Ohas. E. Hodklns, mgr.) Mans- 
field and Harvey. The Albions, Mamie De Oesch, 
Chas. .Carrell and moving- pictures week 12; 
■good business. 
- WARRENSBURG.,^ Magnolia ■ "Opera House 
(Land Markward, mgr.) Alberta Gallatin 15 
excellent attraction and fair patronage. A 
Country Kid 23. 

TTA-HgAg CITY.— WBlia Wood (Woodward ft 
Burgess Am. Co., mgxs.^ Heir to .the Hoorah 
week 19; excellent production and big busi- 
ness. Louis James 2&29; The Schoolgirl 30- 
k Dec. 2. 

Grand (Hudson & Judah, mgrs.) The Chap- 
rona week 19; fine business. The Grafter 
Fweek 28. 

The Gllliss (B. S. Brlgham, mgr.) Jessie 
Mae Hall in The Street Singer week 19; ex- 
cellent show and bnsiness. After Midnight 
week 26. 

Auditorium (Woodward & Burgess Am. Co., 
mgrs.) Texas week 19; company fair and busi- 
ness excellent. The Smart Set week 26. 

Orphenm, (Woodward & Burgess Am. Co., 
mgrs.) Arthur- Prince headed a good hill week 

Century (Joe Barrett, mgr.) May Howard 
-Burlesquers, week 29;; good show and excellent 
bnsiness^: : Star :} Show Girls week 26. 

Majestic (Fred Waldmann. mgr.) Majesties 
week: ; 19; excellent business. New York Stars 
week 26. ': 

Tale's Theatre (Lloyd Brown, mgr.) Good 
vaudeville is drawing excellent patronage. 
Natrona! ; (Pi: Xi. Flanders, mgr.) Business is 
-good: As the' result of nigh-class vaudeville. 
Convention Hall (L- W- Shonse. mgr.) Oof- 
froths Moving Pictures week 19; business good. 
Alice Nielsen Tec 4. CHAS. H. SMALL. 

vT.AHf*R' Opera Bonse (J. S. Moore, mgr.) 
Under Southern Skies 17; packed -houses. As 
Told insthe HlRs 29j The Wayward Son Dee. 
1; Howe's Moving: Pictures 4; Cherry Valley 6. 
MACON.— Blee'g Theatre (H. B. Logan, mgr.) 
Tbfr Volunteer Organist 9; good business and 
performance.^ The Black Crook, Jr., 10; good 
business: and attraction.: Harlan-Nelson Stock 
Co.; 13-1 5£^fafr shows and bnsiness. 

STif JOSEPHS— Tootle Theatre (C. U. Phllley. 
mgr;) : Francis' ..Wilson 16; good atraction and 
business. The; 'Hehr to the Hoorah 17; good 
business 'and pleased. Hap Ward 25; The School 
Girl 29; The Chaperons 30. 

Lyceum Theatre (C- U JPhMey, -mgr.) Texas 

: 16-18;; good ; business.: :; The Boy Behind the Gun 

19-20; -packed houses : and pleased. The Funny 

."iDooIey --21-2I2;, satisfactory houses. The 

.SmartAVSet 23-25; The Liberty Belles 26-27; 

Sweet Clover 28-09; In Old Kentucky 30-Dec. 1. 

Lyrie -Theatre (H. Walter VaniDyke, mgr.) 

The' stock company in Almost a Queen week 

19; business good. iRlots of (Russia week 26. 

Crystal Theatre (Fred Cosman, mgr.) Frank 

and Louis Beverley, Frank Groh, The Schonelds, 
C Cbnkey and others week 19; good bnsiness. 

SEDALIA. — New Sedalla Theatre (Geo.' F. 
Olendorf, mgr.) Jack 'Hoeffler week 12; good 
company and bnsiness. -Little Johnny Jones 
19; pleased good business. The Girl From 
Kay's 20; The Liberty Belles 23; Under South- 
ern Skies 25. 

Wood's Opera House (H. W. Wood, mgr.) 
Vaudeville week 19, excepting 20, whan Dev- 
il's Auction appeared; good bnsiness and bilL 
Devil's Auction 20; business good. 

SPRINGFIELD. — Baldwin Theatre (Geo. H. 
Olmdorf, mgr.) Woodland 13: performance ex- 
cellent, house filled to capacity. Lord Balti- 
more 14; house fair. Under Southern Skies 18; 
house fair and performance good. Funny Mr. 
-Dooley 19; boose good, performance pleasing. 
The Girl From Kay's 21; Wayward Son 22; 
As Told In the Hills 25; Harry Beresford 27; 
The Runaways 28; Idttle Johnny Jones ■ 30; 
Buster Brown Dec. 1-2. 

mgrs.) Woodward Stock Co. In Shenandoah 
week 19; capacity bnsiness. 

Orphenm (Carl Belter, mgr.) Harry Corson 
Clarke & Co., The Spook Minstrels, Browning 
and Wally, Dorothy Drew, Ethel Bobinson, Bry- 
ant and Saville, and others week 19; excellent 

.Novelty Theatre (P. H. Mlland, mgr.) Geo. 
Atkinson, DeMora and Arlando, Frank Emer- 
son, Three 'Dees, Blanch Body, and moving 
pictures week 19. H. J. BOOT. 


MANCHESTER. — Opera House (E. W. Har- 
rington, mgr.) Irish Ladies' Choir 15; packed 
house. iPrimrose Minstrels 20. 

Park Theatre (Jno. Stiles, mgr.) Rice nad 
Barton Gaiety Co. 13-15; good business. For 
His Brother's Crime 16-18; good business. Troc- 
a dero Bu rlesq uers w e ek 2 0. 

House (A. B. Hlbbard. mgr.) Buster Brown 13; 
good business. Allen Doone 23. 


Beautiful Jim Key, pictured above, is. without doubt, the most wonderful horse in 
the world. His engagement at the World's Fair was phenomenal, and it is claimed that 
he had more paid visitors than any other show at the big St. Louis fair. He duplicated this 
success the past season at White City, Chicago. 


GBEAT FALLS. — Grand Opera House (Eva 
Stelzer, mgr.) The Sbarpley Theatre Co. 10; 
Why Women Sin 21. 

MISSOULA.— <TTnion Theatre (C. A. Harnois, 
mgr.) The Missouri Girl <13; good show and 
business. The Sultan of Suln 20. 

Grand Theatre. The Old Plantation Minstrels 
17; Sharpley Theatre Co. week 19. 


LINCOLN. — Oliver Theatre (Frank C. Zehrung, 
mgr.) When Johnny Comes Marching Home 15; 
good business. Heir to the Hoorah 16; good 
business and splendid performance. McFadden's 
Flats 17; pleased large audience: 'Way Down 
East 18; good business and fine performance. 

Lyric Theatre (H. M. Miller, mgr.) Sid De- 
dan-rtlle. The Johnsons, Master Walter Wat- 
kin. Mexlas and Mexlas and others week 13; 
bnsiness fine. 

OMAHA. — Boyd's Theatre (Woodward ft Bur- 
gess, mgrs.) Francis Wilson 17-18; fair busi- 
ness. When Johnny Comes Marching Home 19- 
22; pleased large returns. The Schoolgirl 26- 
28; Florodora 29. 

Krug's Theatre (Chas. Breed, mgr.) The 
Smart Set 16-18; good performance and ca- 
pacity business. McFadden's Flats 19-21; ex- 
cellent company and business. Hap Ward 22- 
23: Mr. Dooley 24-25. 

Burwood Theatre (Woodward A Burgess, 


ATLANTIC CITY Young's Pier. Novelties, 

moving pictures, etc., are attracting large 
crowds as nsual. 

Savoy Theatre. Melbourne MacDowell 20-21; 
S. R. O. Creston Clarke 22; When London 
Sleeps 23: The Rivals 24-25. 

Steel Pier. Band conceits end other attrac- 
tions are attracting excellent returns. 

All other amusements are doing well. 

NEWARK, — Newark Theatre (Lee Ottolengul, 
mgr.) E. S. Willard week 27. 

Empire Theatre (W. H. Hyams, mgr.) Mrs. 
Temple's Telegram week 27. 

Columbia Theatre (M J. 'Jacobs, mgr.) Under 
Southern Skies week 27. 

Blaney's Theatre (J. B. Bucken, mgr.) 
Queen of the Highbinders week 27. 

Proctor's Theatre (J. S. Fynes, mgr.) Lil- 
lian Bussell headed a good bill week 20. Clay- 
ton White and Marie Stuart and others week 

Waldmann's (W. S. Clark, mgr.) Knlcker- 

TRENTON. — Trent Theatre (Ed. Benton, 
mgr.) Dan McAvoy, The Holdsworths, Dick 
and Alice McAvoy, and others wek 20; good 
business. Sherman and DeForrest, DeWitt, 
(Burns and Torrance, Latins, FoBter and Foster, 
Kimball and Donovan, and others week 27. 

Taylor Opera House (M. Moses, mgr.) Bank- 
ers and Brokers 18; pleased fair business. The 

Education of Mr. Plpp 20; good performance 
and fair business. Little Grey Lady 29; Mayor 
of Tokio 30; Thomas Jefferson Dec 1; Mel- 
bourne McDowell 2. 

Star Theatre (F. B. Shalters, mgr.) Vanity 
Fair 16-18; good business. Banning For Office 
20-22; good business. Confessions of a Wife 
23-25; When London Sleeps 27-29. 


NEW YORK CITY. — Although there will be a 
wealth of attractions new to New York for the 
week starting Nov. 27, nothing in the local 
theatrical situation will be more noteworthy 
than the second week of the grand opera sea- 
son. . Viola Allen, in The Toast of the Town, 
at Daly's; Peter F. Dalley, In The Press Agent, 
at Lew Fields' Theatre; William Collier in On 
the Quiet, at the Criterion; Olga Nethersole, In 
The labyrinth, at the 'Herald Square, and Vir- 
ginia Harned, In LaBelle Marseillaise at the 
Knickerbocker, wiU be the principal changes. 

Metropolitan Opera House (Heinrich Conrled, 
director.) The grand opera season continues 
into its second week 27. 

Belasco Theatre (David Belasco. mgr.) 
Blanche Bates continues The Girl From the 
Golden West to capacity business. 

Empire Theatre (Ohas. Frohman, mgr.) Maude 
Adams In Peter Pan Is still attracting capacity 

Criterion Theatre (Chas. Frohman, mgr.) 
Maxine Elliott closed her run in Her Great 
Match, 25. William Collier, fresh from Lon- 
don, begins an engagement In On the Quiet, 

Lyceum Theatre (Daniel Frohman, mgr.) The 
Lion and the Mouse entered upon the Becond 
week of its run 27. 

Garrick Theatre (Wm. B. Reynolds,; pres.) 
Grace George in The Marriage of William 
Ashe, entered upon the second week of her 
stay at this houBe 27. 

Knickerbocker Theatre (At Hayman A Co., 
mgrs.) The Sothern-Marlowe Combination 
closed its Shakspearean engagement 25. On 27 
Vlrglha Harned began the first local perform- 
ances of LalBelle Marseillaise. 

Bijou Theatre (Henry B. Sire, mgr.) David 
Warfield continues his long run of The Music 
Master with . nninterrupted success attending. 

Savoy Theatre (Frank MeKee, mgr.) James 
K. Hackett.and Mary -Mannering continue The 
Walls of Jericho to capacity business. 

Broadway Theatre (A. W. Dingwall, mgr.) 
Veronlque Is still attracting all the crowds this 
house can attend to. 

Lew Fields' Theatre (W. R. Sill, mgr.) Peter 
F. Dalley opens for a run of The PresB Agent 
27, the house then passing into the booking 
control of the Independents. 

•Daly's Theatre (Daniel Frohman, mgr.) Edna 
May terminated her long and successful run in 
The Catch of the Season 25. On 27 Viola 
Allen began her engagement In The Toast of 
the Town. 

Herald Square Theatre (Chas. Frohman, mgr.) 
Joseph Cawthorn closed his run of Fritz in Tarn-, 
many Hall 25. On 27 Olga Nethersole began 
a run of The (Labyrinth. 

Hudson Theatre (Henry B. Harris, mgr.) 
Robert Lorraine continues (Man and Superman 
to capacity business. 

Wallack's Theatre (Mrs. Theo. Moss, mgr.) 
Wm. Faversham, In The Squaw-Man, continues 
here to capacity business. 

Garden Theatre (Henry W. Savage, mgr.) 
Robert Mantell continues his season of Shake- 
speare week of 27, presenting King Lear. 

Casino (Shubert Bros., mgr.) The Earl and 
the Girl remains a potent attraction at this 
practically new theatre. 

Princess Theatre (Henry (Miller, director.) 
Margaret Anglln continues to present Zlra to 
capacity business. 

Lyric Theatre (Shubert Bros., mgrs.) De 
Wolf Hopper, in Happyland, remains a capacity 
business attraction for this house. 

New Amsterdam Theatre (Klaw & Brlanger, 
mgrB.) The White Cat will make a special 
bid for holiday patronage week 27, continuing 
here to folg attendance. ' 

Joe Weber's Theatre (Joseph F. Weber, mgr.) 
Cyril Scott, In The Prince Chap, continues an 
attractive feature at this resort. 

Madison 'Square Theatre (Walter N. Lawrence, 
mgr.) Henry E. Dlxey, starring In The Man on 
the Box, is still attracting fine business to this 

New York Theatre (Klaw A Erlanger, mgrs.) 
George M. Cohan enters upon the third and last 
week of Little Johnny Jones at this bouse 27. 

Hippodrome (Thompson & Dundy, mgrs.) 
Vast crowds are continually attracted to this 
wonderonsly entertaining exhibition. 

Liberty Theatre (Klaw & Erlanger, mgrs.) 
Marie Cahill enters upon her concluding week in 
Moonshine 27. 

Manhattan Theatre (Harrison Grey Fiske, 
mgr.) Mme. Bertha Kalish, continuing Monna 
Vanna, la attracting immense audiences to this 






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Yorkevllle Theatre (M. E. BImberg, mgr.) 
Anne Sutherland leads the stock company in Its 
presentation of Woman Against Woman this 
week The bill closing OS was Hoodman Blind. 

Circle Theatre (C. A. Williams, mgr.) Sam. 
Scrlbner's Morning Glories give this week's en- 
tertainment, following a good week for Fred. 
Irwin's Big Show. ■_ 

Academy of Music (Gilmour & Tompkins, 
mgr.) BabeB in Toyland opens an engagement 
here 27, following four good weeks for The 

Harlem opera House (Alex. Liehtensteln, 
mgrs.) The Rogers Brothers In Ireland will 
be the attraction week of 27, following a big 
week for The College Widow. 

Westend Theatre (6. A. Blumenthal, mgr.) 
Tom Dick and Harry will furnish this week s 
-entertainment, following a prosperous week for 
Checkers which ended 25. 

Metropolis Theatre (Henry Rosenberg, mgr.) 
The Belle of New York this week. Last week 
In 'New York Town enjoyed good business. 

Star Theatre (W. 1. Keogh. mgr.) For His 
Brother's Crime Is the attraction week of 27. 
The Bussell Brothers In The Great Jewel Bob- 
bery enjoyed flne business week ending 23. 

Gotham Theatre (Sullivan ft Kraus, mgrs.) 
Wine, Woman and Song will hold forth here 
week of 27, following the usual big week for 
the World Beaters which closed 25. 

Murray Hill Theatre (Wm. T. Keogh, mgr.) 
David Hanun Is this week's attraction. Last 
week business was good with Lieut. Dick, 
U. S. A., In which Robert Connes s starring. 

Irving Place Theatre (Heinrich Conrled, mgr.) 
Tung Heidelberg is continued as the offering 
of the German Stock Co. _ 

Fourteenth Street Theatre (J. Wesley Rosen- 
quest, mgr.) Fantasma is the attraction for 
Thanksgiving week, following a week of pros- 
perity for Tom, Dick and Harry. 

Dewey Theatre (Sullivan & Kraus, mgr.) 
Rice & Barton's Big Gaiety Co. is the attrac- 
tion here week of 27, following a big week for 
the Gay Masqueraders which ended 23 

American Theatre (Wm. T. Keogh, mgr.) 
Ohas. T. Aldrlch as Secret Service Sam will 
be the attraction here week of 27, following a 
week of prosperity for Queen of the Highway. 

Thalia Theatre (Sullivan * Woods, mgr.) 
Xonng Buffalo, King of the Wild West, will 
stir the Bowery this week. Last week's at- 
traction was Lured From Home. 

Miner's Bowery Theatre (Edwin D. Miner, 
mgr.) The Colonial Belles will be the attrac- 
tion at this house week of 27, following a 
prosperous, week for The Avenue Girl. 

London Theatre (James H. Curtln, mgr.) 
RelUy & Woods Show -comes to this house for 
week of 27. Last week good business marked 
the engagement of The Mascottes. 

Third Avenue Theatre (A. H. Woods, mgr.) 
Why Girls Leave Home will be explained at 
this house wek of 27. Last week The Way of 
the Transgressor was proven to be bard. 

Grand Opera Honse (J. H. Springer, mgr.) 
The iProdlgal Son, week of 27, follows The Pearl 
and the Pumpkin, which enjoyed a Dig week 
ending 25. 

Miner's Eighth Avenue Theatre (Edwin D. 
Miner, mgr.) The Mascottes take up the enter- 
tainment of these audiences 27. Last week's 
attraction was the Century Girls. 

Huber's Museum (John H. Anderson, mgr.) 
Freaks and curios galore. 


BROOKLYN.— Broadway Theatre (Leo 0. 
Teller, mgr.) B. S. Willard in repertoire week 
20: The Pearl and the (Pumpkin week 2T. 

Park Theatre (Lew (Parker, mgr.) Mrs. 
Temple's Telegram week 20. The Winning Girl 
week 27. 

Majestic (W. C. Trldley, mgr.) The Belle 
of the West week 20. Down the Pike week 

Grand Opera House (M. T. Middle ton, mgr.) 
Me, Him and I week 20; Simple Simon Simple 
week 27. 

Folly (Bennett Wilson, mgr.) Thos. B. Shea 
in repertoire week 20; Me, Him and I week 


Amphlon (Wm. T. Grover, mgr.) Paul Con- 
chas, 'McMahon's Minstrel Maids, The Flying 
RathburnB, Clarice Vance, and others week 
20. Adele Ritchie heads a good bill week 

Alcazar (F. X,. Blxley, mgr.) The Cherry 
Blossoms week 20. Tiger Lllliei week 27. 

Orphenm (Percy G. Williams, mgr.) Fred. 
Karno's London Co., Anna Langhlin, Hermann, 
the Great, Gould and Galeska Suratt, Billy Van, 
'Willie Zimmerman, D'Alma's Animals, Golden 

Gate Quintette, Darras Brothers, and vitagraph 
week 20. Jos. Hart and Carrie DeMar, Frank 
Lincoln, Aide Overton, Snyder and Buckley, and 
others week 27. 

Hyde & Behman's (Nick Norton, mgr.) Ire- 
land's Own Band, Hallidty and Leonard, Jo- 
sephine Gassman, Colby and Way, ■Dolan and 
Lenharr, The Gleesons and Houlihan, Splssel 
Brothers and Mack, Murphy and Francis and 
Coralie week 20. Delia Fox, 'World and King- 
ston, Adolph Zlnk, Nat Haines, Four Webbs, 
Barrows, Lancaster Co., Bussell and Tillyne and 
Panl Conchas week 27. 

Bijou (Mary J. Spooner, mgr.) Dorothy Ver- 
non of Haddon Hall week 20. The Wife week 

Garden Theatre (Bdw. F. Kealy, mgr.) High- 
class vaudeviUe week 20. 

Keeney's (F. A. Keeney, mgr.) The Vassar 
Girls, Gavin and Piatt, Harry B. Lester, Eddie 
Leonard, Kopke and Kopke, W. E. Whittle, 
and others week 20. 

Payton's (S. S. Allen, mgr.) More Than 
Queen week 20, Arrah Na Pogue week 27. 

Phillip's Lyceum (L. Phillips, mgr.) The 
Girl Engineer week 20. Why Girls Go Wrong 
week 27. 

Gotham (E. F. Glrard, mgr.) Edw. Blondel 
& Co., Barney Gernard, Mealy and Madison, 
Coakley and McBrlde, Larsen Sisters, Huston 
and Dallas, Maxle Singleton. Bellman and 
Moore, and others week 20. Lewis McCord & 
Co., The Holdworths, Frank and Little Bob, 
and others week 27; business big. 

Imperial Theatre (Wm. T. Grover, mgr.) 
Opens 25. 

Nassau (IF. F. Fleck, mgr.) Imperial Bur- 
lesquers with Lillian Washburn and Pauline Mo- 
ran, Crawford and Manning, Garrity Sisters, 
Lew Parker, Wm. J. Evans, and .the Clipper 
Comedy Four week 20. 

Gayety (Jas. Clark, mgr.) The European 
Sensation week 20. 

Star (A. (H. Ellis, mgr.) XL Beeves Show 
week 20. 

Unique (F. B. Carr, mgr.) The Merry Mai- 
dens week 20. GEO. H. HAKES, 

290 Broadway, N. Y. C. 

ATTBTTRK.— JBurtls Opera House (E. S. New- 
ton, mgr.) The King of Tramps 22; The Ar- 
rival of Kittle 23: Why Girls Leave Home 25; 
Other Peoples Money 30; Happy Hooligan 
Dec. 2. ' - 

Burtis Auditorium (E. S. Newton, mgr.) In 
the Heart of Maryland 15; pleased big business. 
Bertha Galland 22: Buster Brown 25; Schu- 
mann-Helnk 2S; Cbauncey Olcott 29. I 

BUFFALO. — Star Theatre (Dr. P. C. Cornell, 
mgr.) English Grand Opera Co. week 27. 

Lyceum Theatre (J. Langhlin, mgr.) Mrs. 
Fiske In Leah Kleschna week 27 

Teck Theatre CDr. P. C. Cornell, mgr.) In 
New "York Town week 27. 

Shea's Theatre (M. Shea, mgr.) Williams 
and Tucker, Berzacs Animals, The Vassar Girls, 
Bellman and Moore, and others week 27. 

Lafayette Theatre (Chas. M. Bagg, mgr.) The 
Yankee Doodle Girls week 27. 

Garden Theatre (Chas. W. MeMahon, mgr.) 
Rose Hill English Folly Co. week 27. 

Linn's Museum. Raymond and DeLisle, Mc- 
Mann, Agnes Atherton, and others week 27. 

O0H0ES.— -Opera House (E. C. Game, mgr.) 
Flaming Arrow 15; good business. Checkers 17; 
good business and performance. Big - Hearted 
Jim 21; Jas. OINell 22; Bankers and Brokers 
23: Dora Thome 24. 

TROY.— Band's Opera House (M. Rels, mgr.) 
Big Hearted Jim 20; Buster Brown 21; A Slave 
of the Mill 22. 

Proeton's Grlswold (W. H. Graham, mgr.) 
Empire Cltv Quartette. Marie Keller. Delmore 
atad Lee. Oanfleld and Carlton and others week 
20. Business continues fine. 

Lyceum (Al. W. Fremont, mgr.) The Miriam 
Shelby Stock Co. week 13. presented Forgiven; 
large and well pleased audiences. Dorothy Ver- 
non of Haddon Hall week 20. 

Royal Theatre (Wm. H. Buck, mgr.) Dewey 
Extravaganza Co. week 13: good business and 
performance. The Parisian Widows week 20. 

ELMIRA. — Lyceum Theatre (M. Rels, mgr.) 
Creston Clarke 13; good business and pleased. 
The Redemption of David Corson 14; large bus- 
iness. Aborn Opera Co. 15; large bnsiness. 
The Office Boy 18; good business. Bankers and 
Brokers 21; The Education of Mr. Plpp 24; 
Bight Bells 25; IMme. Schumann-Helnk 30. 

Rlalto Theatre (F. W. McConnell, mgr.) Fa- 
gan and Merrlam, Clausen Sisters, Gertrude 
Stanley, Maura Martlere, Mae Lawrence, and 
Rose Laurell 13-18; business fine. 

GENEVA. — Smith Opera House (F. K. Har- 
dlson, mgr.) A Hot Old Time 13; fair busi- 
ness. Kerry Gow 14; good business. Hadley's 
Moving Pictures 16; fair business. David 
Harum 17; big business. . The King of Tramps 
18; fair business. Other People's Money 22; 
Bertha Galland 24; Buster Brown 27; -Along -the 
Kenne bec 30. 

GLOVERSVILLE.— Darling Theatre (Will E. 
Gaut, mgr.) David Harum 13; pleased good bus- 
iness. Why Girls Leave Home 14; good busi- 
ness. Katheryn Purnell Stock .Co. 15; capacity 
business. A. Hot Old Time 20; The Wizard of 
Oz 22; Buster Brown 23; Jas. O'Nell 24. 

Family Theatre (Wm. Calhoun, mgr.) Clara 
Knott and Co., La- Velle'e Dogs and others week 
20; business fine. 

H0RNELL8VILLE.— Shattnck Theatre (Ohas. 
S. Smith, mgr.) The Redemption of David Cor- 
son 15; excellent performance and good house. 
The Village Parson IS; fair business. Ezra 
Kendall 28; A Hot Old Time 30; Other Peoples' 
Money Dec. 1; Tracy, the Outlaw 2. 

HUDSON.— .Elk's Theatre (R. A. M. Deely. 
mgr.) Robertson's Moving Pictures 24; good 
business. The Fatal Wedding 30;' good busi- 
ness. The Wizard of Oz 18; good business. 
Dora Thome 21. . 

JAMESTOWN. — Samuel's Opera House (M. 
Rels, mgr.) The Village Parson 16; fan- busi- 
ness. The Redemption joC Davld^ Corson 17; 
excellent attraction and fair attendance. A 
Millionaire Tramp IS; - fair business. Mme. 
Schumann-JHelnk 25. 

POTTGHKEEPSIE. — Colllngwood Opera House 
('X. G; Milliard, mgr.) Boston Symphony Con- 
cert Co. 13; good business. Simple Simon Simple 
14; pleased fair business. Dora Thome 15; fair 
performance and attendance. Bankers and Brok- 
ers 16; big business. Checkers-. 18; good busi- 
ness. A Slave ofthe Mill 20; The Ninety and 
Nine 22; Uncle -Josh Spruceby 25. 

(Family Theatre "(Fred DeBondy. mgr.) Busi- 
ness good week 18. Chas. and Edna -Harris, 
Waldron Bros., Lillian Bender, LaDent, Bus- 
kirk and Rich and moving pictures week 20. 

ROCHESTER. — Lyceum (M. E. Wolff, mgr.) 
Blanch Walsh IS; large attendance. Fritxl 
Scheff 22; good business. Emma Eames Co. 
24; Chauncel Olcott 28; The Gingerbread Man 
30. Schumann-Helnk Dec. 2. 

National (Max Hurtle, mgr.) The Serio- 
Comlc Governess 20-22; good business. Barney 
Gllmore 23-25. 

Cook Opera House (W. B. McCallum, mgr.) 
Berzac's Animals, Ferry Convey, and others 
week 20; good business. 

Baker (W. B. McCallum, mgr.) Why Smith 
Left Home week 20; good business. The Dairy 
Farm week 27. 

Corinthian (H. C. Jacobs, mgr.) The Bon 
Tons week 20; good bnsiness. Htrry Bryant's 
Co. week 27. CHAS. W. NELSON. 


ASHEVTLLE.— Auditorium (W. F. Randolph, 
mgr.) Murray Comedy Co. week 13; excepting 
15; good show and business.' Walker White- 
side 15; excellent performance and good re- 
turns . 

Grand Opera House (Gudger & Reynolds, 
mgrs.) The Beggar Prince Opera Co. week 

CHARLOTTE.— Academy of Music. Walker 
Whiteside 16; excellent production and fair at- 

GREENSBORO. — Grand Opera House . (Ohas. 
T. Fuller, mgr.) Pauline Hall In Dorcas 14; 
good show and fair patronage. Mabel Paige 
In At Cozy Corners 16; good attraction and 
fair attendance. When We Were Twenty-one 
17; good performance and business. A Mad- 
cap Princess 18; pleased large returns. 

RALEIGH.— Academy of Music (J. Sherwood 
Upchurch. mgr.) Pauline Hall 17; good show 
and bnsiness. Mabel Paige 18; fair business. 
A Message from Mars 21; Paul Gllmore 22. 

WILMINGTON.— Academy of Music (Cowan 
Brothers, mgrs.) Lewis Morrison 13; capacity 
business. When We Were Twenty-one 15: 
good business and performance. Pauline Hall 
19; good show and fair patronage. Panl Gll- 
more 20; Mabel Paige 21; Sophie Brandt 22; 
National -Stock Co. week 27. 


FARGO. — Opera House >(Alson Brnbaker, 
mgr.) That Little Swede 28; fair business. 
The Tenderfoot 84; excellent performance and 
capacity bnsiness. Florence Boberts 25; fine 
company and good business. Mme. -Herrmann 
20; York State Folks 23; Progressive Enter- 

tainers 25; The Sultan of Sola 27; Why Women 
Sin 30; Peggy From Paris <Dec 1; West's Min- 
strels. 8. 


ATHENS. —Opera Honse (Flnsterwald ft. 
Slaughter, mgrs.) Humpty Dumpty 23; Well'* 
Band 28; A Little Outcast Dec. 2. 

BAEBESTOU. — Sarberton Theatre (A. F. 
Stuhldreher, mgr.) Sandy Bottom 22"; good 
business and performance. The Old Clothes 
Man 27; A Jolly American Tramp Dec. 2. 

CAMBRIDGE. — Colonial Theatre (Hammond 
Bros., mgrs.) The Isle of Spice 18; delighted 
packed house. Little Outcast 25; From Rags 
to Riches 27; The Little Duchess Dee. 5; Lady 
Teazle 8; Deserted at the Altar 30. 

COLUMBUS. — Great Southern (O. M. Heft- 
ner, mgr.) Schumann-Helnk 14; good busi- 
ness. (Dockstader's Minstrels 15; The Little 
Duchess 16-17; fine business. Viola Allen 18; 
good business. Ezra Kendall 20 Weber's All- 
Star Stock Co. 21; The Mayor of Tokio 22; 
•Home Folks 23-25; canceled. The Rose of Al- 
hambra 24-25. 

Grand Opera House (W. W. Prosser, mgr.) 
Qulncy Adams Sawyer 13-15; pleased fair busi- 
ness. Jane Corcoran 16-18; fair business, v Paul 
Jones 20-22: Paris by Night 23-25. 

Empire Theatre (Fred. Neddemeyer, mgr.) 
Capt. Impudence week 13; excellent perform- 
ance and business. In The Palace of the King;* 
week 20. 

> High Street (Chas. W. Harper, mgr.) Custer's 
Last Fight 13-15; big bnsiness. Bowery News- 
girl 16-18; fair business. From Rags to Riches 
20-22; Fighting Fate 23-25. 

COSHOCTON. — Sixth Street Theatre (J. P. 
Callahan, mgr.) The Isle of Spice IT; best 
show of the season. Bennett-Monlton 20-25; 
big business and good company. Mary Bmeraoa 

DAYTON. — Victoria Theatre (G. a Miller, 
mgr.) Ezra Kendall 21; good business. Joe 
Weber's All-Star Stock Co. 22; good business. 
The Eternal City 23; fair business. Coming 
Thro' the Bye 24; capacity business. Richard 
Carle 25. 

■National Theatre (GIL Burrows, mgr.) Pretty 
Peggy 13-15; exceUent show and business. Cus- 
ter's Last Fight 16-18: good bnsiness. Qneen 
of the White Slaves 20-22; S. B. 0. Hearts 
of Gold 23-25. 

GALLTPOLTS Galllpolis Theatre (J. M. 

Kaufman, mgr.) The High Flyers 16: good 
bnsiness. - Elsie Janls 21; pleased large busi- 
ness. Edison's Moving Pictures 29-30; Qulncy 
Adams Sawyer Dec. 8; The Little Outcast 13. 

KENTON.— Grand Opera House (Henry Dick- 
son, mgr.) The King of Rogues 21; fair busi- 
ness. A Pair of Country Kids 27; Rndolph and 
Adolph Dec. 1; East Lynne 5. ■ 

LANCA STER. —Chestnut Street Open Hbnw 
(W. H. Cutter, mgr.) Qulncy Adams Sawyer 
16; fair business. The Little Duchess 18; 
capacity business. The Office Boy 19. 

NEWARK. — Auditorium (Johnson ft Mat-' 
thews, mgrs.) The Isle of Bong Bong 13: 
good business. The Little Duchess 15; good 
show and fair business. The Mummy and- the 
Hummingbird 18; ; good; show and business. 
Richard Carle 21: capacity bnsiness and good 
show. Madame Schumann-Helnk 22; canceled.. 
Paul Tones 23; The Redemption of David Corson 
25; Mary Emerson 28; Dan Sully SO; Blanche 
Walsh Dec. 1. 

NIXES.— Verbeck Theatre (M. R. Williams, 
mgr.) In the Eleventh Hour 13; good business.; 
The Village (Parson 20: Sandy Bottom 24. 

N0BTH BALTIMORE.— Opera House (A. G. 
Henry, mgr.) The King of Bogues 14; good 
business and performance. The Sign of the 
Cross 16;; A Pair of Country Kids 22. 

PIQ.UA. — May's Opera House (Chas. H. May.' 
mgr.) Buster Brown 15; good business and - 
performance. Britt-Nelson Fight Pictures 15-16;- 
fair business. The Ring of Rogues 18; falr 
bnslness. Pretty Peggy SOL: pleased good at- 
tendance. Qulncy Adams Sawyer 28; Rudolph 
and Adolph Dec. 2. 

P0HER0Y. — Opera House (A. V. HowelL 
mgr.) Side-Tracked 15; good show and big 
business. Uncle Tom's Cabin 22: Well's Band 
30; Britt-Nelson Fight Pictures Dec. 8; AL G. 
Field's Minstrels 15. 

SALEM. — Grand Opera -House (Smith * 
Fonda, mgrs.) Two Little Waifs 9; pleased: 
good bnsiness. Cousin Kate .13; good business- 
Mary Emerson 15: excellent performance and 
fair bnsiness. Sandy Bottom 30: Peck's Bid 
Boy 23; The Isle of Spice 24. 

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Hylands, The Three (Bljon): Battle Greek, 

Mich., 27-Dec. 2. 
HaHback Sc Parquette (Howard): Chicago, HI., 

27-Dec. 2. 
Huston Sc Dallas (Park) : Brie, Pa., 27-Dec 2; 

(Olympic) Chicago, m., 4-9. 
Hyde Sc Heath (Bljon): uoboque, la., 27- 
Dec. 2. 
Hughes. Nick (Haymarket): Chicago, HI., 27- 
Dec. 2; (Pastor's) New York City 4-9. 
Hughes, Mr. & Mrs. Gene (Howard): Boston, 

Mass., 27-Dec. 2. 
Bayman & Franklin (Poll's): Worcester, Mass., 

27-Dec. 2. 
Howlson (Bljon): Cedar Rapids, la., 27-Dec. 2; 

(Bijou) Dnbuqne 44. 
Hall Sc Oolborn (Bl]oa): Battle Creek, Mich., 

27-Dec. 2; (Crystal) Muskegon 4-8. 
Hayes Sc Graham (Crystal): Frankfort, lad., 

27-Dec. 2. • 

Howe & Scott (Gotham): New York City, 27- 
Dec. 2. (Star) Brooklyn 4-8. 
Hanvey Sc Doane (Unique): Minneapolis, Mum., 

Not. 6, indef. 
Hatch. Geo. H. (West Side): Janesville. Wis., 

Hewlette, Bob 4 Mae (Star): Atlanta, Ga., 

Holloway, Prof. (Metropolitan): ' Dnlnth, 3Ihux., 

Holman, Al. B. Sc Mamie (Ponoplocony) : Am- 
sterdam, Hoi., Dec. 1-31. 
Holmen Bros. (Paret) : IHaTana, Cuba, Nor. 
26, Indef. - 

Hoontoon. Dad & Clara (Star): Ft. Worth, 

Ter., Indef. 
Hemnans, The Three (Bennett's): London, Ont., 

27-Dec 2; (Family) Lancaster. Pa., 44. 
Hathaway Se Walton (Hathaway 's): New Bed- 
ford, Mass.. 20-25. 
Hlgglns Sc Phelps (Olympic): Chicago, 111., 

27-Dec 2. 
Hart & DeMar (Orphenm): Brooklyn, N. T~ 

27-Dec. 2. 
Haines, Nat (Hyde ft Seaman's): (Brooklyn. 

N. Y., 27-Dec 2. 
Hammond ft Forrester (Bljon): Jackson, Mich., 

27-Dec. 2. 
Harris ft Harris (Standard).: Cincinnati. O.. 

27-Dec. 2. 
Holdworths, The (Gotham): Brooklyn, N. Y., 

27-Dec. 2; (Grand) Pittsburg, Pa., 4-8. 
Hlllebrand ft Irene Wright (Majestic): Ft. 

Worth, Tex., Dec. 4-9. 
Howard ft Under (Main St): Peoria, DX. Dec. 

Howard ft Mack (Family): Carbondale. Pa.. 

27-Dec. 2. 
Harris ft Merlo: Ogden, Utah, 20-Dec 2; Poea- 

tello, Idaho, 4-9. 
Hayes ft Wynne (Family): Carbondale. Pa.. 

27-Dec. 2. 
Herrmann. The Great (Alhambra) : New York 

City, 27-Dec. 2. 
Hacker ft Lester (Poll's): New Haven, Conn., 

27-Dec 2; (Poll's) Hartford 4-8. 
Hamlins, The (Garrlck): Burlington, la., 27- 
Dec. 2; (People's) Cedar Baplds 4-9. 

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Indian Congress in the World. All communications to 

COL. FREDERICK T. CUMMINS, Director General, 
3825 Indiana Avenue, : CHICAGO, ILL., U. S. A. 

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The Great Wallace Shows 

Our 1905 Sideshow gained the reputation of being the best sideihow ever organized. We 
shall Improve it this coming seaso.i. and want to hear from the best acts in the business, 
suitable for a high class show. The interior of our tent will be an expensive draping of 
plush and satin, therefore when writing for an engagement remember that we shall expect 
your wardrobe and stage setting to be in keeping with same. Acts that have elaborate 
stage setting will be given the preference. Ladles MUST send photos. State full particu- 
lars and lowest salary in first letter. Consider three week's silence a polite negative. <The 
Cliffords write.) Address W. H. McFABLAND. 

Colored performers address Mgr. Great Wallace Sideshow. Peru. Ind. 
P. G. LOWERY. 58 E. Long St.. Columbus. O. 

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operated at any time and place, as no dark room, gallery 
or tent is required. Complete outfit, including carrying 
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Koanre & Chaplain (Clark St.): Chicago, HL, 
27-Dec. 2; (Candette) Chicago 4-». 

Klctet, Mnalcal (Poll's): Worcester. Haas.. 2T- 
Dec. 2. • 

Koppe & Koppe (Bljon): Wheeling, W. Ta., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Kokln. Mignonette (Hopkins'): LoolBrllle. Ky., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Senna, Ohas. (Family): Lancaster, Pa., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Knott, Clara (Family): Lancaster, Pa., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Keetch Family: BatesrUle, Miss., 27-Dec. 1. 

Kennedy Sc James (Pastor's): New York City, 
27-Dec. 2. 

Kelcey, Mr. & Mrs. Alfred (Orpheom): Kansas 
City. Mo., 27-Dec. 2. 

Ealacratns (Olympic): Sooth Bend, Ind., 27- 
Dec. 2; (Howard) Chicago, 111., 4-8. 

La Adella (Lyric): Terre Haute, Ind., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Le Clair, Harry (Keith's): Providence, B. I., 
27-Dec. 2; (Keith's) Bosto n.Uam., 4-9. 

Levy. Mrs. Jules, Sc Co. (Ben's): Eacanabi, 
Mich.. 27-Dec. 2; (Bljon) Calnmrt 4-0. 

La Clair & West (People's): Marlboro, Mass., 
27-Dec. 2; (Bradenborgh's) Philadelphia, Pa., 

Lemonts, The (Family): Bntte, Mont., Dee. 

LaAdella (Lyric): ' Terre Haute, Ind., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

LeNoir's Marionette (Unique): Minneapolis. 
Minn., 27-Dec. 2. 

Lockwood, Mr. Sc Mrs. George (Pastor's): New 
York City, 27-Dec. 2; (Bennett's) London, 
Ont., 3-8. 

Lilliputian (Bon Ton): Salt Lake City, Utah, 
27-Dec. 2; Ogden 8-9. 

Loretta Twins Trio (Orphenm): Minneapolis, 
Minn., 28-Dec. 2; (Orpheom) Denver, Col., 
4- 9. 

La Flenr, Joe (Star): Hamilton, Ont.. Dec. 4. 

Lucas, The Three (Arcade): Brandon, Man., 
27-Dec. .2. 

Lee. Hugh Sc Bessie (Bljon): Hock ford, DL, 
27-Dec. 2: (Crystal) Muskegon, Mich.. 4-9 

La Jess, Theo & Camllle (Portland>: Port- 
land, Me., 27-Dec.2; (Keith's) Boston, Mass., 

La Tell Bros. (Lyric): Sacramento, Cal., 27- 
Oec. 2; (Novelty) Stockton 4-9. 

Luce & Lnce (Masonic Temple): Ft. Wayne, 
Ind., 27-Dec. 2; (Lyric) Terre Haute -*-9. 

Leighton. Lylllan, Co. (Jeffers'): Saginaw, 
Mich., 27-Dec. 2; (Bijou) BatUe Creek 4*. 

Leslie, Geo. W. (Sale's) : Kansas City, Mo., 
27-Dec. 2; (People's) Leavenworth, Kan., 4-9. 

L Vardo & Hoard (Crystal) : Logansport, Ind., 

. -27-Dec. 2; (Crystal) Frankfort 4-9. 

Le Dent, The Great (Family): Glovexsvffle, 
N. Y., 27-Dec. 2; (Star) Hamilton, Ont.. 

Lancaster, Tom (Bijou): Kenosha, Wis.. 27-29: 
Bacine 30-Dec. 2; (Bijou) Sheboygan 4-6; Fond 

Le Roy Sc Woodford (Keith's): Boston, Mass.. 
27-Dec 2; (Family) Portland, Me., 4-!». 
dn Lac 7-9. 

Leonard, Gus (Family): Shamokin, Pa., 27- 

■s Dec. 2; (Family) Mahanoy City 4-9. 

Lawman & Swing (Olympic): Sooth Bend, Ind.. 
27-Dec. 2; (Arcade) Toledo, O.. 3-9. 

Leffel Trio. The (Majestic): San Antonio, Tex., 
274)ec. 2; (Majestic) Waco 4-8. 

Leon & Adeline (Crystal): Logansport, Ind., 

-■ 27-Dec. 2; (Crystal) Frankfort 4-9. 

La Veen Sc Cross: Salt Lake City, Utah, 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Lncas, Ed.- * Hazel (Unique): Minneapolis, 
Minn., : 27-Dec. 2; (Family) Sloox City, la., 

4-9. -•:... 

Leslie & Dalley (Olympic) : . Chicago, . III., 
27-Dec. 2; (Columbia) St. Louis. Mo., 4-0. 

Leonard, Eddie (Orpheom): San Francisco, Cal., 
20-Dec. 2; (Orpheom) Los Angeles 4-9. 

La Veil. Frank F.: Osawatomle, . Kan., 27-29; 
Greeley 30-Dec. 2;. Richmond, Mo., 4-9. 

La Tour, Irene (O. H.): Bangor, Me., 27- 
Dec. 2; (Jefferson) Portland 4-0. 

Latell, Edwin (Orphenm): Los Angeles, Cal.', 
19-Dec. 2. 

La Toska, Phil (Unique) : San Dtcgo, Cal., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Lawrence, AL (Proctor's): Newark, N. J., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Lambert Bros. " (Orphenm) : Beading, Pa., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Leonard Sc Bastedo (Blalto): Ehnlra, N. Y., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Le CUlr. John (Proctor's 5Srh St.): New York 
City. 27-Dec. 2. 

Lynch, Great (Orphenm): Utlca, N. X., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Lucy & Lncler (Orphenm): San Francisco, 
Cal.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Lowman Sisters (Star): Atlanta, Ga., Indef. 

Lucanla Trio (Hippodrome): New York City, 

LeMoyne Sisters: Columbus, O., 27-Dec 3; 
(Bljon) Wheeling, W. Ta., 4-9. 

Lewis &.Harr (BIjoo): Galesburg, m, 27- 
. Dec. 2. ' 

Lakola, Harry & Carrie (Main St,) Peoria, 
III., Dec. 3-8. 

Lincoln. Frank (Orphenm) : . Brooklyn. N. - 'Z., 
27-Dec. 2. 

LaVelle Trio (Keith's): New York City, 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Latlna, Mile. (Trent): Trentcm, N. 7., 27- 
27-Dec. 2. 

Miller, iienshaw Sc Miller: Cairo, Di.. 27-Dec. 
2; (Lyric) Joplln. Mo., 4-9 

Martyne, Eddy (FaU Festival): Augusta, Ga., 
27-Dec. 2. . 

Mantell's Marionettes (Unique): Winnipeg, 
Man., Dec. 4-9. 

Morey Sc Morey (Bijon): La Crosse. Wis., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Mareena, Nevaro & Mareena (Temple): De- 
troit. Mich.. 27-Dec. 2;( Cook's) Rochester. 
N. Y.. 4-9. 

Marvelle & Gleason (Olympic): Chicago. DX, 
27-Dec 2. 

Massey & Kramer (Bijon) : DanvlBe, HL, 
27-Dec. 2. 

Mlllman Trio (C. 0. H.): Chicago. Bl., 27^ 
Dec. 2; (Columbia) St. Louis, Mo., 4-9. 

Manning Trio (Bljon): Jackson, Mich, 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Mozart, Fred Sc Eva (Coeur d'Alene): Spokane, 
Wash.,127-Dec 16. 

Morrison, John (Mirror): Des Moines, la., 28- 
Dec. 2. 

Magee. Jack E. (Lafayette): Buffalo, N. Y^ 
28-Dec. 2. 

Murphy Sc Magee (Lafayette): Buffalo, N. X., 
27-Dec. 2; (Avenue) Detroit, Mich., 4-8. 

Margie Family: Butte, Mont., 28-Dec. 2. 

Murtha, John H. (Crystal): Kokomo, Ind., 
27-Dec. 2; (Crystal) Logansport 4-8. 

McCauley Sc Donovan (Lyceum): San Francisco, 
Cal.. 20-Dec 2; (Chutes) San Francisco 4-9. 


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DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

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K. Schneldewind, manager of the Filipino 
Exhibition. Co., Twites as follows, from San 
Francisco, nnder date of Not. 19: 

; "Referrinff to the statement In yoar Issue of 
Nor- 18. that owing to differences among the 

managers, the natives who comprised the Igor- 
rate Village at the Portland Exposition would 
not be seen In iLos Angeles as planned, I beg 
to aay that tfie article Is somewhat mislead- 

'•The ; only differences among the managers 
touched -the expediency ; of gotag to Los An- 
geles direct* ; It -^was finally decided to play 

':■.. fiaaT SFranciseo. ;; and some of the large towns 
en route to Los Angeles- "We are accordingly 

: exhibiting: here to- a satisfactory and steadily 
Jncreasing t ulndpal stand for 

the" winter will be: In the City of Angels, where 
« typical village wUl be built and occupied 
nntU ; the opening of the eastern park season. 
*1 trust yon will give space to this letter." 

Respectfully- yoars. _____ 

(Signed) R. 90HNBIDBWIND, 



Toe ITIortda State Fair opened at Tampa, 
Nov.; 15, ■ in all Its sumptuous splendor. The 
weather was favorable, and a multitude of 
people witnessed the opening ceremony. The 
: exhibits were larger and better than at any 
previous lair. 

^Xue"rauge" or midway outshone any ever 
seen In Tampa. Each show did big bnslness. 
Among the larger shows -were Layton's fireworks 
spectacle. Fighting the Flames; Capt. W. . D. 
Ament's Ghost and Plantation Slows. Wilson, 
KIgan & Ebert's Trip) Around the World, 
^xckskin: Ben's WUd West. Levitt's Crystal 
Maie. Verno. Cigarette Fiend, Igorrote Village,; 
Chas. W. Tyler's Tendome featuring Corena 
and a number of smaller ones. It stands be- 
: 'tween, the car show. Old ' Plantation, Vendome 
and: Wild West as to who is taking *rop money. 
The fair closes Nov. 30. 


had .ours." This means weeks of untiring en- 
ergy, scheming and propositions of all kinds 
to get Into the city and convince the authori- 
ties and committees that the real carnival or- 
ganizations are different from those that vis- 
ited the city In the past. After you have 
finally convinced them, and the show makes 
good, the city has been redeemed to the car- 
nival business. 

"In the cities that have not been buncoed, 
it is an entirely different proposition. The con- 
tracting agent goes into the city, meets the 
committee, and the contract is drawn up. If 
all managers would live up to their promises 
and would produce the shows they advertise, 
the carnival business would be as good as 


:'; The Wr International Fair opened at San 
Antonio, Tex.. Nov. 18, with an attendance 
that presages success. The famous National 
Mexican Band furnished the music. Nov. 30, 
the last day, will be the feature day, as that 
K« when ~ the head-on collision takes place. The 
farmers are all In good condition financially, and 
the fair should be an overwhelming success. 

• fatb KOTES 

Notes from the Mississippi State 
Fair: The Mississippi Industrial Exposition 
will throw open -the gates of the great fair 
Nov. 22, and from all reports of advertising 

men : all over the state, the largest crowds 
that ever visited the capital will be in attend- 
ance -during: the ten days of the event. Excur- 
sions -will run into Jackson every evening. 
Among the most prominent exMbitB of the fair 
will be that or the 'Railroad Running Through 
toe- Mississippi, and exhibits from the prom- 
inent manufacturers of the state. The Cosmo- 
politan Amusement Co. win furnish attractions 
for the pike. Bobby Monroe, bicyclist, will race 
against time. 1A flower, dog, cattle and horse 
show -will attract many farmers -from ' an over 
toe state. It will be one of the largest fairs 
ever held in Mississippi,: and the attendance 
the first day is expected to reach 60,000. 

At the annual meeting of the Colo- 
rado State Fair Association, held recently In 

-Pueblo, the following directors were: elected 

■ for the coming year: J. H. Williams. J. T. 

r West, C. B. Schmidt, W. F. Geer, G. L. Gann 
and Dr. A. T. King. A meeting of the board 
of directors win be held in the near future, 
for the purpose of fixing a date for the fair 
of 1908 

The traction company at Montgom- 
ery, Ala., has purchased Electrie Park. A new- 
theatre is being bunt and arrangements are 
being made for the Installment of a midway 
for next season. General Manager W. H. Rag- 
land wftl spare no expense in making the re- 
tort toe Dreamland of the south. 


: - Hardy Hardy; contracting agent for the Ferari 
Brothers : Shows United, discusses the carnival 
business as follows: 

"I made It a point this past season to study 
ons in every city contracted, 
and I Jiave come to the conclusion that the car- 
Hnlval:: business Is not on the wane, but de- 
cidedly to the contrary. 

•^Of course there -are a number of cities that 
have had a- genteel sufficiency of the so-called 
intents, but in those cities 
had a reputable carnival or- 
ganlzattan they; are hi for another week of 
festivities. Those cities not desiring a repeti- 
tion: of: carnival .week have been buncoed, and 
.plenty, so that they will 
never fotget ft. Tliey hare had their carnl- 
t look alike to tbem. These 
-towns have been: deceived by misrepresentation. 
"What is the committee to do when the car- 
nival arrives and it is found that some of .the 
big; features promised are missing? They have 
to stand- back and let the carnival' go on as 
advertised. Tjie next promoter who drops into 
the city receives the negative, "No; we have 

After making six stands in Illinois the Cos- 
mopolitan Carnival Co. jumped from Cairo to 
Tuscaloosa. Ala- Fine weather. We are play- 
ing- Montgomery this week under the auspices 
of the Bed Men and Beavers, and expect it 
to be the banner week. We are traveling in 
our own train of sixteen cars, and although 
the railroad rates are higher than in former 
years, we expect to make only tiie big ones 
and should good weather continue we will end 
up with a creditable showing. On the trip 
from Cairo we passed through five states, and 
V. 6. Johnson and Engineer F. H. Castle re- 
mained at the calliope the entire time dealing 
out music to the natives. 

Tuscaloosa was show hungry and proved suc- 
cessful, though two days of rain cut in con- 
siderably. Tantlinger's Wild West turned pa- 
trons away at every performance. 

Although the Robinson Amusement Co. Is 
showing in Montgomery this week we are 
holding forth, on Dexter avenue, from Court 
Square to the Capitol, and are getting our 
share of the business. Yesterday, Thursday, 
was the biggest of the week, but the remain- 
ing two days should be a great deal better. 

1. Ahrahamson, who formerly held the ex- 
clusive novelty privilege with the company, but 
went south a few weeks ago to take In two 
or three state fairs, "came back home" at 
Montgomery, Ala. 

Next week we go to Jackson, Miss., where 
we furnish the attractions for the State Fair 
for two weeks. Meridian, Laurel and Natchez 
win follow, after which Mobile, Baton Bouge, 
New Orleans and lake Charles win take up 
our time. 

Mrs. C. F. Sturm, wife of Chas. F. Sturm, 
manager of concessions, left this week for nn 
extended visit to her home In Birmingham. 

Among our new features is King Jumbo, the 
giant snake, which Is. getting top money under 
the management of R. F. Lewis, formerly -with 
Ferari Brothers. J. G. Miller's new* London 
Ghost Show was not ready to open here, but 
_o on at Jackson. 

C. H. Adams, who joined at Duluth as press 
representative, has also assumed the position 
of secretary, succeeding L. L. Cole, who re- 
signed several weeks ago. 

The football teams of the Central Univer- 
sity of -Kentucky and of the .Alabama State 
University were guests of Col. D. V. Tant- 
llnger one evening this week. 

H. Snyder, general manager, was taken se- 
riously in in Carbondale, 111., Saturday even- 
ing, and was obliged to remain in his private 
car at Marlon. He directed Ms work the latter 
part of the week at Cairo and is now entirely 





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fDr. Horace Grant writes as follows: '•The 
carnival at Orangeburg, S. C Nov. 14-18, 
will long be remembered, and w£fb pleasure, by 
aill showmen and concessioners, wiho were for- 
tunate enough to toe there. TDhere were no 
less than seventy-two concessions and I never 
in all my life did bnslness with a Ibetter set 
of men. I booked twelve shows, among them 
being -Brm's Monarch Theatre, Levitt's 'Maze and 
Foolish House, Cook's Jerusalem, Cooley's Plan- 
tation, Tanner's KepHle Show, Rollln's Ani- 
mal Show, and Osterlie's Ferris-wheel. Gov- 
ernor Heywood opened the festivities with a 
speech. In which he heartily recommended car- 
nivals. The industrial parade contained floats 
representing all -the leading business men and 
the flower parade was magnificent. The car- 
nival was given under the auspices of the Busi- 
ness Men's League. We heartily thank W. C. 
Atkinson, I.. H. Wanamaker, Jr., W. L. Glove, 
President Jennings, and especially -Mayor Boyle, 
who did all in their power to make the car- 
nival a success. Fully 60,000 people attended. 
You can put me on record as saying that the 
street fair at Orangeburg stands first among 
those for 1905. and that Nashville stands sec- 


Thos. Baylan, treasurer of the "Will 
H. "Welder Carnival Co., is wintering at the 
home of his parents In Coalton, . Ohio- Tommy 
is getting as fat as a Thanksgiving turkey. 
He will be Johnny on the spot May 7 at the 
opening of the Welder Shows. 

Dr. Horace Grant will spend the win- 
ter in Florida and Cuba, and will visit Nassau. 
Porto Rico, the Bahama Islands and Kings- 
ton. He will be absent about eight weeks, and 
on his return will begin preparations for next 

Charles A. Mangold, director of 
amusements for *he Texas State Fair recently 
held in Dallas, gives to Messrs Baver & Dar- 
naby a good portion of the credit for the 
success of that event. 

J. S. Rambsey, spieler on the "Ven- 
dome Show with the WDl H. Welder Carni- 
val Co., will have charge of an privileges with 
the Welder organization next season. 

Harry Hardy, contracting- agent with 
the 'Ferari (Brothers Shows, has gone to his 
home in Piqua, Ohio, for a few days' visit. 

"W. E. Skidmore and wife closed with 
the Whitney Greater Shows at Monett, Mo., and 
can be addressed at Little Rock, Ark. 

Ben. "Williams, advertising agent, 
has closed with the Capitol Amusement Co. 
He can be addressed at Dayton, Tenn. 

The B. Delgarlan attractions have 

Joined the Riddeli Southern Carnival Co., and 
are making good. 

Harry E. Handy has closed his negro 
musical comedy attraction, and has gone to 
Atlanta, Ga. 


Pleasure Resorts 
Summer Gardens 


Chicago amusement promoters are displaying 
interest in the progress of the work of con- 
structing the new $1,500,000 resort on the 
West Side. The location Is corner of West 
Harrison street and Des Plalnes avenue, not 
Des Plaines street, as many have supposed. 
The site selected by the management covers 
an area of about seventeen acres of ground, 
and in form is an Irregular rectagle. Is beau- 
tifully wooded with giant oaks, and covered 
with springy green turf. Its natural advan- 
tages have been long recognized by the inhab- 
itants of the community, who have availed 
themselves of the proximity of this fairy-like 
spot to bold their picnics and outdoor celebra- 
tions there. 

(Following Immediately upon the announcement 
that Frank R. E. Woodward, "the man who 
made White City famous," bad been engaged 
to direct the Department of Publicity for the 
Beach Amusement Co., came the statement by 
the management that they had engaged H. B. 
Rice, one of the owners of the Globe Theatre 
of St. Louis to act as manager, with a gen- 
eral supervision over -works, concessions and 
maintenance. Joseph Biggs of St. Louis, a 
man familiar with the work of constructing 
amusement resorts, will act as superintendent. 

On Thursday, Nov. 0, as stated In a recent 
issue of The Billboard, the work of construc- 
tion was begun by a large force of carpenters 
and laborers. Since that time work has pro- 
gressed steadily. Wm. G. Masserene, super- 
vising architect for the Beach Amusement Co. 

left for New York City Wednesday of last 
week to consult with Kirby, Petit & Green 
in reference to the front elevation and de- 
tail plans for the Scenic Railway, Toboggan, 
Ball Room, Restaurant, Main Entrance, and sev- 
eral other Important structures. 

It will be a policy of the management to 
control the best money-making shows, this 
policy having been fonnd extremely successful 
to the management of White City. Manager 
Rice Is in receipt of over four hundred requests 
from wonld-ibe concessionaires, and he states 
that about a half-dozen of these alone will rep- 
resent an investment of about £200,000 In the 
new park. 

The name for the new resort has not yet 
been chosen, but this will be decided In a 
short time. Over 20,000 replys have been re- 
ceived by the management. In reply to ad- 
vertisements offering prizes: the first prize being 
¥500 In cash, for the most appropriate sugges- 
tion for a name for the new park. This will 
probably be decided within a couple of weeks, 
as the work of construction Is progressing so 
rapidly that Director of Publicity Woodward 
finds himself handicapped by not having a defi- 
nite name upon which to hang his various de- 
scriptions and eulogies. 


The Eli Bridge Company, builders and opera- 
tors of IFerris wheels at Roodhouse, 111., have 
Incorporated under the laws of that state with 
an increased capital. 

This is the first step In a systematic campaign 
of exploitation which will carry the Big Eli 
wheel to the forefront of devices of its kind, 
and It already enjoys a reputation of which 
many of Its less popular competitors ore cov- 

There is no limit — for the Eli Bridge Com- 
pany. , 

The Coney Island Co., of Cincinnati, 
last week purchased another excursion steamer 
which will be used together with their hand- 
some Island Queen to carry patrons to and 
from the popular resort next season. The 
Francis J. Torrence has been In the Pittsburg 
trade since she was built at the Cincinnati 
marine about a year ago. She is practically 
new, therefore, in addition to being fast and 
commodious. The Coney Island Co. is preparing 
for a big season next summer. 

Rapid progress is being made at 
Riverside Park. Montreal, Kan., toward the ln- 
stallatlonof several new attractions that Pro- 
prietor Tremblay promised bis patrons for the 
season of 1906. The foundation has been laid 
Sfi tn ?_ ne ™ th ,eatre, and the erection of the 
Galveston Flood is progressing rapidly. "Al. 
Head, who was so successful last season in 
the capacity of amusement manager, baa been 
re-engaged for next season. • . ««• u«« 


DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

Xtie Billboard 


(Continued from page 41. > 

SANDUSKT.— Grand Opera House (Singler & 
Smith, mgrs.) Eben Holden 15; pleased good 
business. Rudolph and Adolpb 18; good busi- 
ness. The Royal Chef 20; large -bnslness. The 
Redemption of David Corson 24; My Wife's 
Family 25; Mugg's Landing 27; Mrs. Wiggs 
of the Cabbage Patch 30; King of Rogues 
Dee. 2. 

SPRINGFIELD.— Grand Opera House (L. J. 
Dally, mgr.) Lew Dockstader's Minstrels 14; 
pleased capacity business. The Diamond King 
17-18; pleased fair business. Pretty Peggy 20; 
Scbumann-Helnk 21; Cousin Kate 22; Side- 
Tracked 23; Paul Jones 24; King of Rogues 25. 

Orpbenm (Gus Sun, mgr.) Pete and Allle 
Elmo, -Mortimer Bassett, Al. Weston, and oth- 
ers week 1 3; b usiness good- 

STEUBENVILLE.— Grand Opera House (C. 
W. Maxwell, mgr.) Deserted at the Altar 15; 
good bnslness and pleased. Paris by NIgbt 
IS: good business and attraction. 

TOLEDO.— 'Valentine Theatre (Otto Kllves, 
mgr.) Viola Allen 16; excellent show and busi- 
ness. A Fair Exchange 18; excellent bnslness 
and performance. Ezra Kendall 22; fair busi- 
ness. Lillian (Blanvelt 23; Coming Thro' the 
Rye 25. 

Lyceum Theatre (Frank Burt, mgr.) Sky 
Farm 16-18; pleased good business. Marching 
Through Georgia 18-22; good business. Nancy 
Brown 23-25. 

Empire Theatre (Abe Shapiro, mgr.) Trans- 
Atlantic Burlesquers week 19; good -business and 
performance. Rent-Santley Show week 26. 

Arcade (Harry Lamkin. mgr.) Rapoli. Re- 
becca Warren, and others -week 26; business 

Burt's Theatre (A. L. Wiswall, mgr.) From 
Rags to Riches 16-18; good business. Hearts of 
Gold 19-22; pleased good patronage. My Tom- 
boy Girl 23-25. 

■OHSICHSVXLLE.— City Opera House (Blvln 
& Van Ostran, mgrs.) Rudolph and Adolph 9; 
good business. Why Women Sin 11 good busi- 
ness. Bennett & Moulton 13-18; good busi- 
ness. The Little Red Schoolnouse 21; Alvin 
Joslln 24; canceled. A Windy City 27; The 
Hustler 30: Alone in the World Dec. 1. 

URBANA — Clifford Theatre (E. C. Clifford, 
mgr.) Rentfrow Stock Co. week 13; fair busi- 
ness and company. Cousin Kate 21; canceled. 
Hamlet 22. 

VAN WERT Auditorium (F. X. Sallier. 

mgr.) Eben Holden 21; good business and 
company Cousin Kate 28. 

WARREN. — Warren Opera House (Dana & 
Leslie, mgrs.) The Royal Chef 21; good busi- 
ness. Pitt, Paff, Pouf 22; The Village Parson 


WILMINGTON.— Opera House (Don DeVoss. 
■ngr.) Qulncy Adams Sawyer 17; large and 
appreciative audience. Side-Tracked 21; fair 
attraction and business. Hamlet Dec. 5. 

YOUNGSTOWN.— Grand Opera House (T. K. 
Albaugh. mgr.) Harris and Parkinson Stock 
Co. week 13; good business. Murray and 
Mackey Comedy Co. week 20. 

Park Theatre (Lee .Norton, mgr.) Vogel's 
Minstrels 13; good business. Mrs. Leffingwell's 
Boots 14; good show and business. Mary 
Emerson 16; good business and show. Deserted 
at the Altar 17-18; fair show and business. 
Nancy Brown^ 20-22; Uncle Tom's Cabin 24; 
David HiRglns 25. 

ZANESVILLE.— Weller Theatre (J. G. Eng- 
land, mgr.) The Isle of Spice 16; big bnslness. 
Paul Jones Opera Co. 18; good business. Viola 
Allen 21; pleased capacity house. Emma Bunt- 
ing Co. 22-25: Plft, Pan*. Pouf 27: The Re- 
demption of David Corson 29; Mary Emerson 
30; Elsie Janls Dec. 1; The Woman in the 
Case 2. 


SHAWNEE.-Opera House (D. I. Verhine. 
mgr.) The Little Homestead 15; pleased good 
business. Chas. B. Hanford 17; good perform- 
ance and business. Holty Tolty 19; Century 
Stock Co. 20-22; Woods Sisters 23-25. 


PHILADELPHIA -Lyric Theatre. Week 20. 

The Genius and the Model; business big. Week 
£1. Mrs. Leslie Carter In Adrea. 

Broad Street Theatre. Week 20, John Drew 
™. Delancey; business big. Week 27 same 

Chestnut Street Theatre. Week 20. Mclntyre 
and Heath In The Ham Tree; business big. 
w «* 27. The College .Widow. 

taestnnt Street Opera House. Week 20. The 
Itachess of Dantslc; business fair. Week 27, 
It Happened In Nordland. 

Walnut Street Theatre. Week 20, Dustin 
E?™™. lu The Virginian; business very big. 
Week 27, same attraction. 

Garrlck Theatre. Week 20. Kyrle Bellew In 
pafljes; business good. Week 27, Edna May 
in The Catch of the Season. 

Park Theatre. Week 20, The Old Homestead; 
business good. Week 27, same attraction. 

Grand Opera House. Week 20, Nat M. Wills 
in The Duke of Duluth; business very big. 
Week 27, Girls Will Be Girls. 

Bianey's Arsch Street Theatre. Week 20, 
Too Proud to Beg; business good. Week 27, 
The Curse of Drink. 

National Theatre. Week 20, Secret Service 
Sam; business fair. Wee 27, Confessions of a 

Peoples Theatre. Week 20, Human Hearts; 
business fair. Week 27, Thomas Shea in reper- 

Hart's Theatre. Week 20, The -Burglar; bus- 
iness good. Week 27, Too Proud to Beg. 

Standard Theatre. Week 20, Stock in The 
Christian: business very big. Week 27, Only a 
Shop Girl. 

Forepaugh's Theatre. Week 20. Stock in 
Thelma; business fair. Week 27, Uncle Tom's 

Eleventh Street Opera House. Dumont's Min- 
strels continue to draw well. 

Keith's Chestnut Street Theatre. Refined 
vaudeville continues to attract large crowds 
here twice a day, with the much-despised sup- 
per show looking very prosperous. 

Bon Ton Theatre. Fair business is being 
done -here with continuous vaudeville. 

Casino. Week 20, Casino Girls In Smiling 
Island to very good business. Week 27, The 
Gay fMasqueraders. 

Trocadero Theatre. Week 20, The Colonial 
Beles to good business. Week 27, Miss New 
york, Jr. 

'Bijou Theatre. Week 20, Reiley & Woods' 
Show to good business. Week 27, The Califor- 
nia Girls. 

Lyceum Theatre. Week 20, The High Rol- 
lers supplemented by an extra vaudeville show 
draw big money. Week 27. Fred twin's Big 

Museum. Vaudeville and curios continue to 
attract fair business. BOB WATT, 

806 Walnut St. 
ALT00NA. — Eleventh Avenue Opera House 
(I. C. Mlsbler, mgr.) Richard Carle 15; packed 
house and good show. HImmelein's Ideals 16- 
18; S. R. O. Fighting Fate 20; good show and 
business. Mary Emerson 21; good performance 
and business. Dockstader's Minstrels 22; good 
business and fine performances. Viola Allen 23; 
The City Sports 24; Fantasma 25; Creston 
Clarke 27: Over Niagara Falls 28; The Sign of 
the Four 29: Shadows of a Great City 30; Plft, 
Pair. Poof Dec. 1. 

BEAVER FALLS. — Lyceum Theatre (S. Han- 
auer, mgr.) A Royal Chef 13; S. R. O. Vogel's 
Minstrels 14; -fair show and business. In the 
Eleventh Hour 15; good show and business. 
Mary Emerson 17; excellent attraction and good 
business. Miss Bob White IS; S. R. 0. Peck's 

Bad Boy 20; His Last Dollar 23; Deserted at 
the Altar 25; Kirk Brown Co. week 27. 

BRADFORD — New Bradford Theatre (Jay 
North, mgr.) Murray and Mackey Stock Co. 
14-19; good business. Princess Chic 20; pleased 
fair business. ' 

BROWNSVILLE — Opera House. Sandy Bot- 
tom 11: good business. The Royal Slave 15; 
crowded house. 

CHAMBERSBURG. — Rosedale Opera House 
(Frank Shinabrook, mgr.) Carroll Comedy Co. 
13-18; good business and company. May Hill- 
man Stock Co. 24-25; The Clay Baker 30. 

CONNELSVILLE Colonial Theatre (Geo. M. 

Cooper, mgr.) Sandy 'Bottom 13; good busi- 
ness and performance. The Sambo Girl 16: 
capacity business. The Beauty and the Beast 
18; good business and performance. Keith's 
Own Burlesquers 20; The Missouri Girl 22; 
Nettle, the Newsglrl 23; Miss Bob White 25. 

MT. CASHEL.— G. A. R. Opera House (J. 
B. Gould, mgr.) Too Proud to Beg 17; packed 
house and good performance. Hunting & Wal- 
ters Vaudeville Co. 23-25. 

CORRY. — Messenger Theatre (C. T. Trimble, 
mgr.) Paris by Night 15; good bnslness and 
excellent performance. The Princess Chic 17; 
good business, 

House (F. F. Heller, mgr.) Rofhbnrn Mann 
Co. week 20; failed to appear. A Thorough- 
bred Tramp 30; Hunting and Walters Dec. 4-5. 
ERIE — Majestic Theatre (Jno. L. Gllson, 
mgr.) Paris by Night 16; pleased fair attend- 
ance. The Voillage Parson 17; good business 
and show. The Redemption of David Corson 
18; good business. His Last Dollar 21; good 
business. A Millionaire Tramp 23; Schumann- 
Heink 24; Chauncey Olcott 25; The Mummy and 
the Hummingbird 27; The Beauty and the Beast 
28; Our New Minister 30; Mrs. Wiggs of the 
Cabbage Patch 'Dec 2. 

Park Theatre (Jno. L. Gilson, mgr.) Emmet 
DeVoy & Co., Damm Brothers, Vernon, Murphy 
and Wlllard, Miss Victoria Parker, Ostrado 
and others week 27. Business week 20; goocf. 
HAZLETON.— Grand (H. Walser, mgr.) The 
Office Boy 13; good business and excellent per- 
formance. Too Proud to Beg 14; pleased large 
audience. The Fatal Wedding 15; pleased large 
attendance. The Child Wife 16; fair business 
and performance. Simple Simon Simple 20; 
Ben Mack Rep. Co. 21-25. 

Family Theatre (Mr. Hersker, mgr.) Im- 
perial Japanese Troupe, Hayes and Wynne. 
Mr. and Mrs. Browning. Bnrk and McEvoy, and 
others week 20: business good. 

JOHNSTOWN.— Cambria Theatre (H. W. 
Sherer, mgr.) The Holy City 14; fair busi- 
ness. Pickings From Puck 15; fair business. 
Richard Carle 16; S. R. O. Peck's Bad Boy 
17; fair business. To Die at Dawn 18; fair 
business. Mary Emerson 20; good business. 


The Famous Rexos, the acknowledged leading skating attraction have resumed filling en. 
gagements In the various roller rinks, Mrs. Rexos having fully recovered from her recent Circus week 20. 
Illness. New. novel and original features, beautiful costumes, and the most finished perform- 
ance before the public are presented. 

Dockstader's Minstrels 21; Viola Allen 22; The 
City Sports 23; Fantasma 24; The Four Hunt- 
ings 25; Over Niagara Falls 27; Creston Clarke 
28; Plff, Paff, Pouf 30. 

LANCASTER.— 'New Fulton Opera House (C. 
■a? Yecker, mgr.) When We Were Twenty-one 
18; good 'business. Jerry McAuliffe Stock Co. 
week 20; good company and large business. 
Dockstader's Minstrels 24; High Roller Burles- 
quers 27; That's John's Way 28: Sherlock 
Holmes 29; The Rivals 30. 

New Family Theatre (Edw. Mozart, mgr.) 
Clara Knott, The Alpine Family, Charles KenW, 
Jacobs and VanTyle, Inez Mecusker, Cameron 
and Toledo, and others week 27; business good. 
LATROBE.— Sbowalter Theatre (W- A. Sho- 
walter, mgr.) The Sleeping Beauty ana tie 
Beast 16; excellent performance and crowded 
bouse. The Missouri Girl 18; good performance 
and attendance. 

LEBANON.— Fisher Academy of Music (Geo. 
T. Spang, mgr.) The Mayor of Tokio 13; gfiod 
business and performance. Ben F. Mack Stock 
Co. 13-18; excellent business and company. 

MEADVILLE — Academy of Music (E. H. 
Norris, mgr.) PrincesB Chic 13; pleased fair 
house. The Eleventh Hour 18; fair business. 
Chicago Stock Co. week 20; Hadley's Moving 
Pictures 28: The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast 
29: The Wizard of Oz 30. 

_ MONESSEN.— Grand Opera House (A. N. 
Sinister, mgr.) A Royal Slave 14; good busi- 
ness. Four Huntings 18; Miss Bob White 20; 
A Windy City; canceled. Happy Hooligan 25; 
Deserted at the Altar 27; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. 
Hyde 28; Uncle Tom's Cabin 30; Nothing But 
Money Dec. 2. 

Star Theatre. Vaudeville Is drawing good re- 

HEW CASTLE. — Opera House (J. F. GenUn- 
ger, mgr.) Chicago Stock Co. 13-18; good com- 
pany and bnslness. Nettle, the Newsglrl 20; 
good business. Fantasma 21; large business. 
International Stock Co. week 27. 

OH CITY,— Verbeck Theatre (G. H. Verbeck, 
mgr.) Princess Chic 15; fair show and business 
good. The Eleventh Hour 18; fair show and 
bnslness. Harris-Parkinson Stock Co. 20-25. 

P rTTT . TP SBURG. — Pierce's Opera Honse (J. F. 
Drlggs, mgr.) The Missouri Girl 15; good bnsl- 
ness. Side-Tracked 18; packed house and good 
performance. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 21; 
When We Were Twenty-one 24; To Die at 
Dawn 25: The Sign of the Four 28; A Mil- 
lionaire Tramp Dec. 1; The Girl of the Streets 
6; The Village Fool 9; Sandy Bottom 11; A 
Royal Sl ave 1 6; Alvin Joslln 20. 

PITTSBURG.— 'Beiasco (G. W. Sammis. mgr.) 
Leslie Carter in Zaza week 20; record busi- 
ness. Fantana week 27. 

Nixon (T. F. Flrke, Jr.. mgr.) Ethel Barry- 
more in Sunday week 20: excellent company 
and business. The Ham Tree week 27. 

Alvin (R. M. Gulick & Co.. mgrs.) The Office 
Boy week 20: good business and attraction. 
His Last Dollar week 27. 

Grand (Harry Davis, mgr.) Madame Eu- 
genie Mantelll headed a fine bill week 20. 

Gayety (J. B. Orr. mgr.) Vanity Fair week 
20; good bnslness and show. The City Sports 
week 27. 

Empire (E. J. 'McOnllougb, mgr.) A Run- 
away Boy week 20; good attraction and busi- 
ness. The House of Mystery week 27. 

Bijou (R. M. Gulick, mgr.) Tracked Around 
the World week 20: good business. When the 
World Sleeps week 27. 

Carnegie Hall. Mme. Calve week 20: fine 
business and attraction. LOUIS L. KAUFMAN, 
402 Penn Bldg. 
PUNXSTTTAWNEY. — Mahoning Street Opera 
House (J. C. Fish, mgr.) Nettle, the Newsglrl 
10; good business and pleased. The Watermelon 
Trust 17; fair business. The Eleventh Hour 

P0TTST0WN.— Family Theatre (H. Frank 
D'Esta. mgr.) Tally Ho Duo, Alberts. CUfTord 
and Hall, Demonio and Belle, and others week 
20; business good. 

Grand Opera House (C. M. Vanderslice, mgr.) 
The Girl of the Streets 9: pleased fair business. 
Running For Office 16; capacity business. The 
Street Sinser 24 . 

SCRANTON.— Lyceum Theatre (A. J. Duffy, 
mgr.) Creston Clarke 15: good show and fair 
business. Robin Hood Opera Co. 18: good snow 
and business. The Education of Mr. Pipp 21; 
Melbourne MaeDowell 22; Eight Bells 23; Viola 
Allen 25. 

Academy of Music (A. J. Duffy, mgr-I -: Sher- 
lock Holmes 13-15; good show and -:Wg busi- 
ness. Big Hearted Jim IS: good: business and 
fair show. David Harnm 20-22; Shadows of m 
Great City 23-25. 

Star Theatre (Alf. G. Herrlngton. mgr.) 
Wine. Woman and Song 13-18; good show and j 
business. The Knickerbockers 20-25; big busi- 
ness. Underlined: The Cracker Jacks. 

Family (Dan McCoy, mgr.) Tex Box headed 
good bin week 13. Carllsles Dog St Pony 


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VcCune tc Giant (Mirror): B. Des Moines, la., 
ZZ-Dec. 2. 

Hassey A Kramer (Crystal): Muskegon, Mich., 
ZT-Dec. 2. 

Mitchell .4 Gain (Hopkins'): Memphis, Tenn., 
as-Dee. 2. 

McMahon's Minstrel Maids (Hurtlg A Seamon'a): 
Mew York City, 27-Dec. 2; (Hyde A Bell- 
man's) Brooklyn 44. 

Murphy A Andrews (Family): York, Pa., ZT- 
Dec. 2; (Family) Scranton 4-9.- - 

MaUory Bros.. Brooks A HalHday (Hathaway -a) : 
New Bedford. Mass.. 27-Dec. 2; (Auditorium) 
ILynn 4-9. 

McCall-Trio (Boyal): Troy, N. X„ 27-Dec 2; 
(Park) Springfield. Mass.. 4-0. 

Murray. J. K.. A Clara Lane (Chase's): Waah- 
Ington. D. C. 27-Dec. 2. 

Uanley tc Sterling (Crystal): Detroit, Mich., 

McSoriey A Eleanors (Bljoa): Calnmet, Mich., 

27-Dec. 2. 
MeLanghlln, Helen (Hnrti*; A Seamon'a): New 

Xorfc City, 27-Dec. 2. 
Marquands, The (O. H-)r Buffalo, N. T_ 27- 

Dee. 2;(Bennetfs> London, Ont., 4-S. 
Macks. Two (Star): Hamilton. Ont., 27- Dee. 

2; (Orpbesm) Mansfield. O.. 4-8. 
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MelTine A Stetson (Orphenm): Los Angeles, 

CaL, 20-Dec. 2. ^ 

Mas Anders, Les (Orphenm): Beading. Pa.. 

• 27-Dec. 2. 
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ssr'Wi Albany. N. Y.. ZZ-Dec. 2. 
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27-Dec . 2r (Orpbeom) Beading-, Pa., 4-9. 
Mowatts, The Five (Hammers teln's): New lork 

dry, 27-Dec 2 (Proctor's) Troy 4-9. 
Mlsnant Family. Four (Keeney'a): Brooklyn, 

>N Y.. 27-Dec 2. 
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27-Dec 2; (Bijou) Decatnr 4-0. 
Meen, Three (Moore's): Portland. Me_ 27- 

Dec. 2: (Colonial) New York City 4-0. 
Monroe, G-o. W. (Poll's): Bridgeport, Corns., 

^ZT-Dec. 2; (Poll's) New Haven 4-0. 
McSNamee (Bennett's): St. Thomas, Ont., 27- 
Dec 2. 
Mortons. .The (N*-«lty): Kansas City, Mo., 
■ ,; "Dec. : 3-&v 
Macy A Han (G. O. H.): Indianapolis, Ind., 

Dec-4-9.' . 
MeK te non A Beed (Bljon': La Crosse, Wis., 

27-Dec 2; Jniqne) Ean Claire 4-9. 
Military (Shea's): Toronto, Out., 27- 

; ,: Dec; : .2^;: v:'' 
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r., 26-Dec. 2; (TorkvOte) New Tor* City, 
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McAToy 4 Co., Dan (Hammenteln's): New 
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Manafield & Harvey (Star): 
26-Dec. 2. 

Mores, Bon (Fair): Tampa, Fla., 15-S0. 

Mack A Dugal (Bljon): Manitowoc, Wis. 
Dec. 2. 

McCarvers, The (Bijou): Battle Creek, Mich- 
27-Dec. 2. 

Merritt. Raymond (Family): Pooghkeepale, N. 
T- 27-Dec. 2. 

Meiers A Mora (Palace): Southampton, Ens_ 
Dec 11-16. 

Mlllershlp Sisters (Howard): Boston. Mass., 
20-Dec 2. — . . 

Morrell A Deely (Pickwick): San Diego, Cal., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Mullen & CoreHl (City Hall): Newbnrypolnt, 
Mass, 28-30. 

Martins, The Aerial (Grand): Marlon, Ind., 
27-Dec 2. 

Millar Bros. (Bljoa): Green Bay, Wis, 27- 
Dec. 2; (Bijou) Marinette 4-9. 

Musical Toys, The (Majestic): Dallas, Tex., 
27-Dec 2. 

Marriott Twins (Grand): lollet. DX. 27-Dec 2. 

Melroy Trio (Clark St.): Chicago, 111, 27- 
Dec 2: (Tandette) Chicago 4-9. 

Moore, Harry (O. H.): Norrtatown, Pa, 27- 
Dec 2; (O. H.) So. Bethlehem 4-9. 

Meredith Trio, The (O. H.): Sonbnry, Pa., 
27— S^c 2 ■"■-■' 

Mnrpby, W. H, A Blanch Nichols (Cook's): 
Rochester, N. X, 27-Dec 2; (Grand) Pitts- 
burg. Pa., 4-8. 

Merlan's Dogs (Haymarket): Chicago, m., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Mlznmaa, The (Haymarket): Chicago, UL, 
27-Dec 2. 

Murphy A Carter (Haymarket): Chicago, HI., 
27-Dec 2. 

McGolre, I. J. (Bljoa): Wheeling, W. Ta, 
27-Dec 2. 

McCord, Lewis A Co. (Gotham): Brooklyn, 
N. X„ 27-Dec 2. 

Mathtens, Joggling: (BIJod): Jackson, Mich, 27- 
Dec 2. 

Mecnsker, In« (Family): Lancaster, Pa., 27- 
Dec 2; (Family) Bbamokln 4-9. 

McBans, Joggling (Colombia): Cincinnati, O, 
26-Dec. 2. 

Maznz & Mazette (Proctor's): Newark, N. J, 
27-Dec 2. 

Morton, James J. (Keith's): New York City, 
27-Dec 2. 

Martin A Bldgway (Pastor's): New York City, 
27-Dec 2. 

Macdonald, James (Cook's O. EC.): Bochester, 
N. Y., 27-Dec 2. 

Mack. Wilbur (Olympic): Sooth Bend, Ind, 
27-Dec 2. 

Mooney A Holbein (Chase's): Washington, 
D. C, 27-Dec 2. — ■—. 

Milton. Mr. tc Mrs. Geo. W. (Star): 
<5a.. Indef. 


Maxceline (Hippodrome) : 

New York City, 

Mario & Aldo (Orrin Bros.'): Mexico City, 
Mex., May 29. Indef. 

Martlne Bros. (Collsejo dos Becreos): 
Portugal, Not. 1-Dec. 80. 


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The Giant 8wInK In magnltade and scope exceeds the tumn Ferris Wheel, combining Its featores with those of DOAK AVDCLOTT'S SWING. 

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Pauls. The (IBectrie): Waterloo, la., 27-Dec. 3. 

Powell. Fred (Orphenm) : Kansas City, Mo.. 
27-Dec. 2. 

Pero & Wilson (Crystal): Detroit, Mich., 27- 
Dec. 2 ;(At Home) Washington. C. H.. O., 

Pnllen, Baby Lnella: Racine. Wis.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Piccolo Midgets (Keith's): Providence. E. I., 
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PeUetler. Dora (Mohawk): Schenectaday, N. X., 
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Pelot. Fred A Annie (Bennett's) : London, Ont., 
27-Dec. 2; (Bennett's) St. Thomas 4-9. 

Prentice Troupe (Academy of Music): Pitts- 
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D..C. 4 8. 

Patty Bros (Haymarket): Chicago, UL, 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Palmer & Eoblneon (Lyceum): Minneapolis, 
Minn., 27-Dec. 2. 

Poulter, Edw. (Park): Hannibal. Mo., 27- 

Prior'* 'Nonas (Topic): Billings, Mont., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Palmer. Alice (dlympia Music JlaU): Troy, 
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Paplnta (Empire 'Palace of Varieties): Jo- 
hannesburg, 8. A., Nor 27-Jan. a. 

Potter & Hartwell Paris, Ft., Nov. 20-Dec. 25. 

Power's Elephants (Hippodrome): New York 
City Ang. 80. indef. 

Price & Knapp (Standard): Ft. Worth, Tex., 
Oct. 16. Indef. 

Powers, James T. (Victoria): New York City, 
27-Dec 2. 

Palmer, Jolsoa tc Palmer (Columbia): Cincin- 
nati, O.. 27-Dec 2. 

Packs, Two (Gotham): Brooklyn, N. X., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

PhUbrook & Reynolds (Family): Carbondale, 
Pa.. 27-Dec. 2. —w. 

Queen's Fan, The (Orphenm): New Orleans, 
La., 27-Dec 2. 

Qutnlan. Dan tc Keller Mack (G. 0. H.): In- 
dianapolis. Ind., 27-Dec. 2: (Columbia) Cln- 
clnnati. O., 4-9. 

Bran & Richfield (€>. 0. H.): Indianapolis. Ind., 
27-Dec. 2; (Oolnmhla) Cincinnati, O., 4-9. 

Bedding, Francesco, & Co. (Crystal): Cleveland, 
O.. 27-Dec. 2; (Family) Scranton, Pa.. 4-9. 

Baynard. Charlie (Academy of Music): Roan 
«ke. Vs., 27-Dec. 2; (O. H.) Blnefleld. W. 
Va., 4-0. ™»~. 

E "o">eT. Katie (Park): Worcester, Mass., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

R 20De ValentlBe CemUy): Scranton, Pa., 

Rochefort *s" Way: Glens Falls, N. X„ 20- 
Dec. 2. 

B ^S e, 't- Phn * O"" 16 (Olympic): Chicago, 
m.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Baymond, Edith (Empire): Colorado Springs, 
Col., 27-Dec. 2. 

Boss Sisters (Olympic): Springfield, 111., 27- 
Oec. 2; (Orphenm) Davenport, la.. 4-9. 

Bosatres. The (Pastos's): New York City. 
27-Dec. 2. 

Bayno's Bull Dogs. Al. (O. H.): Canton. O.. 
27-Dec. 2; (O. H.) Wheeling. W. Va., 4-6; 
(O. H.) StenbenvUle, O., 7-9 

Bogers, WU1 iKelth's): Providence. E. I., 
27-Dec. 2; (Keith's) Philadelphia, Pa., 8-9. 

Boaarfs The (Family): Mahanoy City, Pa, 27- 
Dec 2; (Family) Lancaster 4-9. 

Boss & Golet (Haymarket): Chicago, HI., 27- 
Dec, 2. 

Bice & Cady (Hopkins'): LonisrUle, Ky., 27- 
Dec. 2; (Hopkins') Memshis, Tenn., 4 9. 

Blpley, Tom (Dominion): Winnipeg, Man., 
27-Dec. 2; (Lyceum) Minneapolis. Minn., 4-9. 

KemlnBton. Mayme. & Co. (Proctor's): Albany, 
N. Y.. 27-Dec. 2. 

"^.'P 80 ^- 0118 "- (Miner's Bowery): New York 
City 27-Dec. 2; (Miner's 8th Ave.) New 
York City, 4-9. 

Rice. Fanny (Doric): Yonkers, N. Y„ 27- 
Dec. 2. 

B^nee Family (Oryatal): Milwaukee. Wis., 

Knwley ft Rostelle (Bljon): Battle Creek. 
Mich., CT-Dec. 2; (Crystal) Muskegon 4-9. 

Blanps, rbor (Trent): Trenton, N. J., Dec. 
4-9. | 

Rockwell, afetjsfe, Topeka, Kan., 27-Dec. 2. 

Red ford & Winchester (Orphenm): New Or- 
leans. La., 26-Dec. 2. 
Beno ft Richards (Colonial): New York City, 

27-Dec. 2: ((Orphenm) Brooklyn 4-9. 
Russell ft Wnnhar (Lyric): Terre Haute, lad., 

27-Dec. 2; (Lj-ric) Cleveland, O., 4-9. 
Reynard, Ed. F. (Temple): Detroit, Mich., 
27-Dec. 2; (Cook's O. H.) Rochester. N. Y., 
Rossi. Lnlgl (Keith's): Cleveland, O., Z7-Dec. 

2: Chicago. UL, 4-9. 
Radford & Valentine (Palace): Belfast. Bng.. 

27-Dec. 2: (Tivoll) London 4-80. 
Russells, The (Crystal): Logansport. Ind., 

27-Dec. 2. 
Ravenscroft, Charlotte (Castle): Bloomington, 

IU.. 27-Dec. 2. 
Bawls ft Von Kaufman (La Salle): Keokuk, 

la., 27-Dec. 2. 
Reichen's Dogs (Keith's): Cleveland, O., 27- 
Dec. 2. 
Riva Bros (Orrin Bros.'): Mexico City, Mex., 

20-Dec. 2. 
Rice Family: Philadelphia. Pa., 20-Dec 2. 
Robinson, Ethel (Orphenm): Denver Col., ZT- 
Dec. 2. 
Bobbins ft Trenaman (Olympic): South Bend, 

Ind., Z7-Dec. 2. 
Rohson. Mrs. Stnart (Orphenm): Denver, GoL, 

27-Dec. 2. 
Roberts & Ralston (Hnher'a): New York City, 

27-Dec. 2. 
Russell, Bljon (Hippodrome): Margate, EnJ., 

Dec. 4-9; Empress & Islington 111-16. 
Rackett ft Hazard: Empire Tour, Eng., Nor. 

20-Dec. 30. 
Ramola. Williams & Lukens (Bljon): Dav- 
enport, la.. Oct. 23. indef. 
Reed, iFranees (Circus Schumann): Berlin, Ger., 

Nov. l^.pr. 30. 
Rentz. Theresa (Hippodrome): New York City, 

Ross ft Lewis. Berlin, Ger.. An;. 31, mdef. 
Ramsey Sisters (Castle): Bloomington, HL, 27- 
Dec. 2. 
Raimnnd ft Good (Commina*): Burlington, Ont., 

27-Dec. 9. 
Randolphs, Grotesque (Unique): Minneapolis, 

Minn., 27-Dec. 2; (Orphenm) St. Paul 4-9. 
Reno ft Murray (O. H.) : Providence, R. I., 

27-Dec. 2. 
Ring ft Williams (Bljon): Wichita, Kan., 27- 
Dec. 2; Denver, Col., 4-9: 
Richardson, Lavender, ft Co. (Bljon): Des 
Moines, la., 27-Dec; 2; (Bljon) Dubuque 4-9. 
Reimer, Helen (Chase's): Washington, D. C, 

27-Dec. 2. 
Russell ft Tfllyne (Hyde ft Behman's): Brook- 
lyn. N. Y., 27-Dec. 2. 
Ritchie, Adele (Gotham): Brooklyn, N. T., 

27-Dec. 2. 

Russell. Lillian CJProctor's) : Albany, N. Y.. 27- 
Dec 2. 

Beed ft Shaw (Standard): Cincinnati, O., 26- 
Dec. 2. 

Bossow, Charles (Proctor's): Newark, N. J., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Rosser, Edward (Family): Pottsvllle. Pa., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Rossow Midgets (Proctor's): Newsrk, N. J., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Rosser, Reese (Family): Carbondale, Pa., 27- 
Dec. S. 

Schepp's Dogs ft Pontes (Majestic): Hot Springs, 
Tex., 27-Dec. 2: (Majestic) Waco 4-9. 

Shea, Thos. T. (Jeffers'): Saginaw, Mich., 27- 
Dec. 2; (Cbystal) Detroit 4-9. 

Sutton. Larry ft Attila (Star): Portland, Ore.. 
27-Dec. 2: (Star) Seattle, Wash., 8-9. 

Simpsons, Musical (Keith's): Providence, B. I., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Slater. Maste r(Bljon): Decatnr, UL, 27- 
Dec. 2; (Main St.) Peoria 4-9. 

Silveno: Parsons, Kan., 27-Dec. 2. 

Scoflelds. The (Empire): San Francisco, Cal, 
ZT-Dec. 2: (Empire) Oakland 4 9. 

Sully ft Phelna (Bljon): Danville. I1U 27-Dee. 2. 

Santell, The Great (Chutes): San Francisco. 
Cal., 27-Dec. 2 

Scrantons. The (Bijou): Lansing, Mich, 27- 
Dec. 2; (Bljon) Jackson 4-9. 

Scarcer. Geo. (Lyric): Lincoln, Neb., 27-Dee. 2. 

(Con tinned on page 51.) 


American Water Show. 


MASTER TOM, 17 Years. 

Trick Shallow Water Righ Diver. 
Speedy Swimmer. 

BABY MINNIE, 8 Years. 

Imitating Drowning Persons. Showing how 
to Rescue and Reausticate same. 

ELMA, the Mermaid, It Tears. 

Trie* Trappeze Somersanlt Diver. Sack Diver, 
3S.,f3 ?••* Tied Diver, Fancy Swimmer, 
Scientific Swimmer. (All Head First Work.) 


Life Saving Drill in the smallest boat ever used 
by human being. Knows all nautical commands 


Open for Propositions 1906 as Percentage Show, Free Attraction, or Park Concession. 

Owner of Cincinnati Swimming School f rom 1 1&S2 to 1902. For ten years previous to that. Instructor 
of Swimming, St. Lonis swimming Schools . 

THOS. J. Q. MEIER. Summit and Wyandotte, Colnmnns, 0. 


M CIn a Dramatic Comedy Sketch. 

"Jonathan^ Courtship." 



Room 1121 American Tract Society Building, 

If you are in the MEDICINE BUSINESS to MAKE MONET, there is but one 
line of remedies on the market that bring results in big round dollars. We 
furnish the Lireest aDd Most Elaborate Line of Paper FREE with the 
MODERN BEMEDIES. No matter what line yon are handling at present; we 
own save you money. Write us to-day for particulars. Address 

MODERN REMEDY CO. Car. Ollrer snJ Csntnl are.. CINCINNATI, 0. 


Reel No. 1 Contains the Chicken Thleres and Everybody Works but 
Father stirei-olass nondirion). $70.00. 

Seel No. 2 Contains Pathes Magic Hat. 

BIOGRAPHS-.Rube In Waldorf Hotel, Power of Authority, Waiting 
for Bill, Fire Bng (all in good condition ), $70.00. 

D. J. LaBAR, 27 Washington Ave. So., MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 


BIG SONG HIT OF THE HOTJE. Great chorus: Hits everybody. 
Singers have ordered it from Maine to California. Arch, and Prof. 
S8P y .£?Si 8 . end late Program and stamps. MORGAN MDS. PUB. 
CO. 308 N. 41st St. Philadelphia, Pa. 


M. P. operator, (Edison machine.) 
Ballyhoo people write. Salaries must 
be low; its all winter south. Address 

G. L IVIaltland, 




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The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 




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THE Billboard is pleased to ex- 
tend to billposters and distrib- 
utors generally Christmas 
greetings. It is a little early 
in the game, but as this is the Christ- 
mas Billboard, it is the proper place 
in which to say "Merry Christmas." 
While The Billboard has taken but a 
passing '.interest in the affairs of its 
billposter friends for some time it can 
not overlook the evidences of loyalty 
to the "Old Reliable,' 'which they have 
shown during the past year. For this, 
we are truly thankful. 


There will be a great gathering of 
bUlpostlng magnates in Old Cincy next 
Tuesday, when the directors of the 
Association will hold their December 
meeting. A large attendance is ex- 
pected, and all the High Guys will be 
on hand-: "We have not decided whether 
It would be best to take to the woods 
on this occasion, or to remain In town 
and face it out. It is expected that 
when, this bunch arrives that we will 
be panic stricken and ready to hold up 
both hands. "We may, on the second 
thought, decide to hang out the latch 
string, and be prepared to extend a 
glad hand to all comers. The direc- 
tors might do worse than spend an 
hour or so looking over the magnificent 
plant of The Billboard. A busier hive 
of industry is not to be found in Cin- 

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Our old friend, O. F. Vedder, for- 
merly with the Van Beuren plant In 
New York, Is now connected with The 
Newark Sign Co., where he is making 
good. Notwithstanding the fact that 
Vedder*s experience in the bUlpostlng 
business does not extend over more 
than four years' service, he Is particu- 
larly fitted to make good. Vedder has 
a pleasing manner, is a thorough gen- 
tleman, and presents his proposition in 
a straightforward business way. He 
takes great personal pride in seeing 
•that "the details of a contract, placed 
in his hands, are carried out as agreed. 
Thus he wins a customer every time. 

be final. Just the same. The New York 
City Combination is worrying over the 
situation, and know that the theatre 
managers are seriously considering the 
matter. We have it from a reliable 
source that the deal is going to go 
through, and "that nothing can stop it. 
The theatre managers have everything 
to gain in this matter, and nothing to 


For the Information of readers of The Bill- 
board, interested in blllposting and distrib- 
uting, we publish herewith a list of secre- 
taries of The National and several Subordinate 
Associations. r - 

Associated Billposters of The United States 
and Canada. — Secretary, Chas- Bernard, 1514 
Tribune Bunding, Chicago, III. 

Illinois Association. — Secretary, B. C. Camp- 
bell, Morgan and lake streets, Chicago, Hi. 

Soma Association. — Secretary, Chas. T. Kindt, 
Davenport, 'la _ 

Indiana Association.— Secretary, Ed. Harter, 
Huntington, Ind. 

Kentucky Association. — Secretary, James L. 
Lambert, Jr., Henderson, Ky. 

Michigan Association. — Secretary, Peter P. 
Steketee, Muskegon, Mich. 

Northern Association. — Secretary, C. H. Grle- 
bel, : Jr., Mankato, Minn. 

<New Jersey Association.— Secretary, Chas. 
Bosencrans, Long Branch, N. J. 

2Jew England Association.— Secretary, Chas. 
T. Donnelly, 97 Warrenton street, Boston, 
Mass. : 

New York Association. — Secretary. P. E. 
Fitch, 2 Williams street, Albany, N. T. 

Ohio Association. — Secretary, W. W. Bugg, 
Newark, O. 

Southwestern Association.— Secretary, Elliott 
Alton, Oklahoma City, Okla. Ter. 

(Pacific Coast Association. — Secretary, B. 6. 
Spaulding, Boise, Ida. 

Southeastern Association.— Secretary, Chas. B. 
Collins, Jackson, Term. 

Pennsylvania Association. — Secretary, C. A. 
Yecker, Lancaster, Pa. 

Bocky Mountain Association. — Secretary, A. 
H. Searles, 1728 Lawrence street, Denver, Col. 
Texas Association.— Secretary, W. P. Shirley, 
Weatherford, Tex. 

TrtState— Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. — 
Secretary, H.M. Ernst, Atchison, Kan. 

Wisconsin Association. — Secretary, E.. J. 
Kempf, Sheboygan, Wis. 

.Middle Atlantic States Association. — Secre- 
tary, J. K. Baylies, Wilmington, Del. 

Persons desiring to engage In the blllposting 
business will find it to their advantage to 
correspond with the above-mentioned secreta- 
ries, and obtain from -them full, information 
regarding the requirements for membership and 
the amount of annual dues, the number of feet 
of boards required in each city according to 
population and the proper rate to be charged 
for service. 

Persons having had no previous experience 
in the bUlpostlng business, should consult the 

secretaries, before commencing operations; in 

si"rTirri«»mprit Fthis way they win avoid mistakes, such as 
arrangemeim putting a plant In a town already covered by 
an Association member, or building boards » 
an improper manner. It Is always best to 
start right, and this can be done by taking 
counsel with the proper, officers of the Asso- 
ciation- ■■■'■■■'■.'*■ 

There are a number of associations, which 
cover more than one state; for example: 
The New' England Association covers all the 
ew England states. 

The Middle Atlantic State Association covers 
the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, 
West Virginia and (North Carolina. 

The Northern Association covers the states of 
Minnesota, 'North and South Dakota. 

The South Western Association covers the 
States of Arkansas, Indian Territory and Ok- 
lahoma Territory. 

The Bocky Mountain Association covers the 
states Colorado, Wyoming^ Utah, Arizona, New 
Mexico and Nevada. 5 

The Pacific Coast Association covers the states 
of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and 

The Southeastern Association covers -the states 
of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Caro- 
lina and Tennessee. 

Persons residing in either of these states, 
should correspond with the secretary of the 
Association covering them, when desiring In- 

always on the alert to please his patrons, and 
takes special pains to give them the desired 
service. He was identified for fifteen years 
with the advertising end of the theatrical in- 
terests of Will J. Davis, and understands the 
posting business all down the line. He is 
Just the man to give (Bob Campbell the fight 
of bis life. 

John Brown, the local billposter of 
the Grand Opera House at Norrlstown. Pa., 
was bitten on the leg by a dog while posting 
bills, fortunately for Mr. Brown his leg was a 
wooden one. By rare presence of mind, and 
to show his ability as an advertising mon, 
John pasted a half sheet on the dog's back who 
■went racing down the street advertising a 
popular brand of tobacco. Mr. Brown has -fully 
recovered from the bite. 

Next week a number of directors will 

assemble in Cincinnati and partake of a ban- 
quet given by the Advertisers Club at two 
dollars per. It has not be decided whether or 
not the menu will consist of Frankfurters. Sauer 
Kraut and Stein across The Rhine. No big 
cigars or high-balls go with this. If the di- 
rectors want to see a real good thing, they are 
invited to call and Inspect the ofllce of The 

H. E. Logan, manager, Logan Bill- 
posting Co., (Macon, Mo., has his board filled 
with "Gold Dust," "Sledge Tobacco" "Virginia 
Cheroots" and "Pearllne." He also has a good 
deal of his space filled with coming show pa- 


The Fourth Annual Convention to be Held in 
Denver, December 4th. 

The fourth annual convention of the National 
Alliance of Billposters and Billers of America 
will be held In Denver. Col., beginning Monday, 
December 4. -Nearly every local in the country 
hag expressed Its Intention to be represented by 
delegates, and the meeting will, without doubt, 
be the most important in the history of the Al- 

The committee in charge has about completed 
all arrangements for entertainment and has a 
fine programme. One of the -features will be the 
big "smoker." which will take place Wednes- 
day, December 6. The programme for that event 
Is one of the best ever arranged In Denver, and 
some of. the best boxing talent in town will 
help make the night a memorable one. 

Denver Local extends a cordial Invitation to 
The Billboard to be represented. Headquarters 
will be at the Windsor hotel and all visiting 
managers, agents and billposters are extended a 
cordial Invitation to come around and make 
themselves at home. 

Iin-IHouston Vaudeville Company as agent, and I9 
now In Texas. 

Billy Hall and Bills Gerson, advertising agents 
of the Tabor and Broadway theatres, can not 
wait till the delegates arrive. They expect to 
meet some of them at the state line. 

Editor Hall Is getting out a special number of 
the "Muff Monthly." 

All delegates are requested to wire R. P. 
Penny, .care of the Windsor Hotel, the time and 
train they will arrive on. 


See Our Ad Page 37. 

United States Tent & Awning Co. 

Largest Tent House on Earth. 

YOUNG LADY PIANO .PLAYEK and a- Versatile 
Singing and Dancing SXSTEB TEAM, doing mu- 
sical turn preferred. One sing for Illustrated 
Songs and do Serpentine Dance. Both take part 
in afterpiece. Or Good SKETCH TEAK, man 
and wife. Good wardrobe and neat appearance 
Imperative. One and two nights. Four months' 
engagement. Management pays hotel and trav- 
eling expenses. Write quick, naming lowest and 
all you do. Join on Wire. Open Dec. 4. 
Address STTRKS BROS., Nelionville, O. 

WANTED— Partner with $1,000 to produce a 
brand new copyrighted rural play. Chock full 
of first-class comedy action from start to finish, 
with strong, rational plot and numerous coun- 
terplots. A climax In every scene. Introduce! 
trained dog and pony In natural, life-like way. 
appeals to lovers of the romantic, the sensational 
and the humane. If you have the cash to In- 
vest lu something good, write B. B. DOWELL, 
Opera. House, Btandiah, Mich. 

WANTED — To lease a Theatre or Opera House 
in a progressive town. State full particulars. 
Address W. F. WABJTEB. 715 Baca St.. Phila. 



Sampling, Tacking, Distributing. 

LOGAN, - - . UTAH. 


It is hinted that old man Van Beu- 
ren is already kicking himself for sell- 
ing out the controlling interest in the 
combined New Tork plant to Barney 
Link. Under the old 
VanBeuren's share of the year's profits 
amounted to something like .thirty or 
thirty-five thousand dollars. Now, he 
derives but six per cent, on his pre- 
ferred stock of $116,000 — less than 
seven thousand dollars. Of course, he 
got one hundred and sixteen thousand 

dollars cash for his common stock, but New England rtates. 
the best interest he can make on that 
is four per cent., so that all together 
his investment will bring him less than 
twelve thousand dollars a nn ua ll y, 
against thirty thousand or more that 
he had under the old deal. The old 
man Is quick to see the point, and it 
won't take him long to realize that he 
got a gold brick. He may have felt a 
momentary thrill of satisfaction In get- 
ting even with Pratt for fancied 
slights, but he is paying a high price 
for his grade .and it won't set well 
-when he-comes to balance up his ac- 
counts at the end of the year. 

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Billposters generally will remember 

the hot fight which the Billposter's 
Union In Chicago gave The American 
Posting Service at the time when Bar- 
ney Link was general manager of that 
plant. They made It so hot for Bar- 
ney that he was mighty glad to leave 
the town and let Bob Campbell settle 
things with the union on the best pos- 
sible terms. The story is now going 
around that that strike was framed up 
for Barney's benefit. Bob boasted on 
the quiet that he would run Barney 
-out of town, and, to make good, he 
got the union In on the deal. It took 
about a week for them to knock all 
the fight out of Barney and he was 
glad enough to quit. This left Bob in 
fun control, the point which he sought 

to gain. 

• • * 

It Is the opinion of the Astute Edi- 
tor that there Is nothing to the proposi- 
tion of the theatrical managers of New 
Tork City to put In a plant of their 
own. Of course, the editor knows all 
about this matter, and his word should 


The regular meeting of Denver Local No. 
of the Billposters and Billers' Alliance, was 
held Sunday, November 18. and was the largest 
ever. The session was almost entirely taken 
up with reports of the various committees on the 
work of arranging for the coming convention. 
Good progress all along the line is reported. 
Several matters of national importance came 
before the members and many resolutions were 

J. N. Smith Is again working In Denver. 

lPred Redfield has gone ahead of the Frank- 

Washington, Pa..„.Population, 22,000. 

37 Wo»fc Chestnut Street. 

Member of the Associated Bill Posters and ' 
Distributors of the XT. S. ana Canada: also 
tbe Pennsylvania State Association and 
Local No. 3, of Pittsburg, Fa. All work 
promptly and carefullv done. 

D. H. CALVERT. „„„„ 
Pontiac, inch. Member Michigan State Bui- 
posters' Association and Assn. Billposters U. S. 
and Canada. Spiendld facilities. Prompt serv- 
ice to patrons. 


Just the thing for tacking tin and cardboard 
Every distributor should hare, one. FTloeau 
double extension handle, 9 Inches long, each, 
triple extension handle. U Inches long, etc 
Send money with the order. None sent C O. D. 

The Donaldson Utho. Co., Newport, Hjf. 




Colorado, —Wyoming.— New Mexico, - Utah 

30 TOWNS== 


1728 Lawrence St., : DENVER 


J. J. Hughes & Co., of Lynchburg, 
Va„ have recently erected a splendid double 
deck board opposite the Academy of Music in 
that city, which Is said to be as fine as It 
is possible to build. Tbe space was formerly 
occupied by a single deck board, and through 
some misunderstanding, the owner of the prop- 
erty bad the old board cot down. Mr. Hughes 
bad an Interview with the owner, and the mag- 
nificent double decker Is the result. Hughes 
Is pretty smooth, when it comes to passing up 
difficulties, and the new board will be a splen- 
did addition to bis already excellent plant. 

The Waterbury Blllposting Co., Wa- 
terbury. Conn., raider the management of Jean 
Jacques and Harry Parsons, has kept np Its 
good work in the blllposting Une. The follow- 
ing paper is displayed on the boards: "Gold 
Dust," 480 sheets; Young & Smylle Licorice, 
480 sheets; J. B. Mullins & Co., 800. sheets; 
KIrschbanm's Suits, 400 sheets; Acorn Range, 
320 sheets: Sweet Caporal. 1.000 sheets; The 
Delineator 480 sheets, making a total of 4,080 
sheets, not Including show paper. 

J. E. Morrison, manager of The Mor- 
rison Posting Service, Chicago, 111., has all the 
dualities of a successful business man. He it 

The Indianapolis Paste Co., 

Progressive Billposters all Bay our "G" Paste 

made especially for their use, because BETTER than home- 
made, more convenient and certainly CIIEAl'KR. Will not 
sour and win keep for an ludellnlte length of time. On 
receipt of tl.75 will ship you a samplo barrel holding over 
250 pounds, out of which you can make fully three barrels 
by reducing with cold water as needed. Many billposters 
act as our agents and control local pnper bangers* trade as 
well as others, and why not you ? If Interested at all write us. 

Indianapolis, Ind. 


Having Inspected the office and bill-room of Mr. J. E. Williams, I examined hie method of doing; btulnees. 
Iaw7withoathe3ltatIonandQnreserTedlythAthefajtathebefltB.il round equipped establishment that I bare 
seen In all wy travels. Everything Is systematic and I am satisfied that he will at all times carry oat his eon 
tract to the letter and give perfect satisfaction, L. q. QALLO WAY, 

Special Agent Coco-Cola Co. 



hava the bast boards and 

II 1 imUh i loratl '"**'*** ^*' 1 *- 

dnnatl and Suburbs. Telephone 8314,17 Opera Place. Contractors for BlUpostlna' throughout the 0. S.. Cuba 
Canada. Population: City 350,000; M Suburban Towns TO400. ^^ 


Telephone Central 3900. Main Office. o-U South Water St. 

. .... South Branch, 1131 Wentworth Ave. 

BIU.POSTING. DISTRIBUTING AND OUTDOOR ADVERTISING. Posting and Distributing done promptly 

carefullv. Judiciously. L cations best in the city. 
DQ|UT|llE__When Prettily frlnted, Perfectly Posted I nlCTQIDIITIIIG ByHenOnly, 

miHIMO and Prominently Placed, Posters are UlolHIDUIIIIO strictly Acoo 

Prodigious Producers. - .. . . 

Request of the Advertiser. 

Prompt, Careful and 
According to Directions or 

Mention "Th» Billboard" when answering ait. Mention "Ine Billboard!' when antwering ait. 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

The Billboard 


8 1 week* of datly concert trtnmpboi aw 

the Official Band, World's Fair, 

may to December. 



St.Loalt New Tort 

WILL.IA.rVI WEIL, Director 

A Modern Orsrantratlon for a Modern Public. 

Complete Grand Concert Body. 



Twenty-three oat of tweniy-flve successive 
managers demand early return date 






Suite SB 


Security Building 



Address on matters 

relating to Artists. 

Music, Etc 

Open for Proposals for 
Parks, Resorts, 

New York City 
301 Knickerbocker 
Theatre Bids:.. 38tb 
and Broadway. 

0E0. N. LOOMIS, 

Gen'l Manager 

Address on business 
matters, dates, etc. 

Summer Engagements, 

Expositions, Etc. 



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#-»! A Dlof ENGRAVING & 

ULAKrVpniNTiNC co. 


We hare everything in the iportlnB goods line. 8end 
at onos for oar frae catalogue. We' hare aomethlng 
new all the time. R. A. MOORE KFG. CO., Hi Main St. 
Kaluga City. Mo. 


Bong Slides, Latest, per set • 3.50 

Stereoptlcona. two (erodes tl&.00a>nd S0.00 

BpotLIghta, complete with color wheel S5.O0 

Rheoatata, « grades tS.OOto IS 00 

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Waterloo Balloon Company 

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106 Canal St., N. T. CHj. 

We have one of the newest and most novel amusements of the age. A genuine Live Fox 
and Animal Chase by live honnds. It is not like rides, dives and slides, but strictly new and 
up-to-date. The real goods are delivered to the people in a way that they can view the chase 
from start to finish, a distance from one-fourth to five miles, and further if desired- Our 
novelty .which is fully protected by U. S. and Foreign patents and which may be made station- 
ary or portable, "is very uniform and attractive in appearance. It consists of & circular wall 
around any size space desired, on the interior surface of which is constructed an endless helical 
runway on which the exhibition takes place In full view of the audience. During the past 
summer we fully demonstrated the fact that we can handle- more peop le at a better price and 
with greater satisfactlon-^drawing more new people to old parks, turning in and out Lfrom 500 
to 1.000 people every hour— at less expense than any amusement yet offered to the public. It 
never grows old, it catches all alike— ladles, children and men; when they see it once they see 
it again. It is original, thrilling and fascinating, and as natural, and more exciting than 
any chase that can be produced in the wild woods. The baying of hounds, the running horses, 
the firing of guns, the blowing horn and the shouts of the people draws more people than 
the best spieler in the land: no machinery or skilled operators required. If you are looking 
for the money making/pleasure and drawing card for the futureMwrite us. "Park, state an for- 
eign rights for sale 


Sullivan Building, 



Attractive Posters. Pictorial, and 
Block work a specialty. Stock Cuts 
for everything going. 

Cloth Banners to order. Heralds, Dodgers and Dates 



WANTED-For the New Lyceum Theatre. Sprlnglleld. Ohio. 

Melodrama, Farce Comedy and Minstrels, for one, two or three night stands at popular prices; 
10, 20. 30 and 50c. Can also use attractions for one-night stands, at usual prices, and two 
first-class repertoire companies, during the season. House opens Christmas week. Want strong 
attraction for opening night. Musical Comedy preferred. Theatre situated on Main St., the 
best location In the city. The most handsome, popular-pri ced th eatre in Ohio. Liberal percent- 
age and treatment offered to first-class attractions. WiAKilED — Lithographer to work on ftont 
door. CHAS FISHER, Sole Owner,. For time and terms, address C. B. FISHER or GTIS BUS. 
Manager The Lyceum, Springfield, Ohio. ^^^ 

COL. W. J. UDEN— Roman Chariots and Hippodrome Races 

With a Wild West and trained Animal attraction. The Attraction combined In one, with a 
fine lot of Horses and little Ponies and Trained Animals, is now open to book or contract for 
1006 with any good Park. County Fair or Street Carnival Co. I have the finest and best at- 
traction that can be got in that line. I don't bar any company in this line. Would like to 
hear from some good park manager?. 1 fin give you the best of references if you want them. 
Addres all letters to COL. W. J. TJDEN, Training Bam or "Winter Quarters, Flanagan, HI. 


General Manager Fisher's Theatre 
Assistant Manager The Affiliated Western Circuit 
OFFICES: Columbian Building. 916 Market Street. SAN gltANClSCO. r *UF. 



Salary or percentage. Manager Kirkpatrick, Ossified Man, write. BIr money here. Spaces to 
rent. DREAMLAND MTJSETJM, Beaver and Market Streets. Newark, X. J. 

IAEIITC Canvawcra, Street, Fair, Department Store 
AUCn I O, or Mall Order Worker* Bend for sample 

best 15c household article on the market. <00 per cent, 
profit. ' 



" WRITER OF THE hOODS." Songs and Parodies to 
order. Kindest regards and best wishes to my frieads^ 
here and abroad. 

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DECEMBER 2, 1905. 







The United States Circuit Court at St. Louis has just rendered judgement sustaining our 
patents and perpetually enjoining infringements. 

We OWN the Exclusive Right to the ONLY Methods of making FLOSS CANDY and will prosecute every 

maker and user of infringing machines. 

Electric Candy Machine Co., 

Machines $100.00 Each. Nashville, Tenn., U. S. A. 

We extend the Season's Greetings 

.Greater Shows: 

Can always place Clean Privileges and Shows. Will 

play the South all Winter. 
Address as per route. 


"16" Minutes In "One" 
of Wholesome Entertainment 

Art Adair 





Booked solid until No- 
vember, 1906. 
Permanent address 

Chicago Office The Billboard 


For many years connected with the Chicago branch of the 
Pain Pyrotechnic Co., 



That he has severed his connection with that concern and 

Is Now Located at 167 Deaborn Street, CHICAGO 

Where he will conduct a general Fireworks Business, making 


Correspondence Solicited. 

Hattion "The Billboard" when cornering ads. Mention '-The BiOboarcC' when anmxring ad* 

I Parker's Shooting Gallery 

'No. 6 Model, with gasoline engine. 1 Tent 
12x14. 3 Winchester Bines. 16 Shot Toolboxes. 
Outfit In good condition; nsed about 8 months; 
cost $625, for $225 cash. Have too much other 
business Is my reason for selling. 

606 Walden St. Harriman, Tens. 


To buy Acrobatic Pad for big act "Mano) felt 
preferred; must be cheap for cash. State 
price and full part iculars In fi rst l etter. Ad- 
dress HXNE8 KThTBATX TROUPE, Billboard 
Pub. Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

LOOK— Carnival People— LOOK 

Anybody can learn to be a Spieler; get from 
$20 to $50 a week. Get my book on Spiels. 
Second Edition, now r eady. Price, $1; send 
quick. WH. H. DUKE, 403 Chestnut St., Tern 
Haute, Ind. 

We have these second-hand Joints: Mason Drop 
Case, 2 ways, $10; Morocco Drop Case, 4 ways, 
$17.50; Sand Striker & Chart, $22.50; Four- 
Arrow Spindle * Case, $12.50; Race Horse 
Wheel & Case,, $27.50. WH. DEANE, 1057 
Central are., Cincinnati, O. . 


Full acting company. Quick. Also good com- 
panies to play my house. Good house and town. 
MOB. OPEBA HOUSE, Farina, HI... 


suitable for almost any show. 50c per 100. or 
make offer, for the lot. DARKOW, 44 West 
132d St., Hew York City. 


Strong Drama or Scenic. Suitable for one nlghter 
Address DAVIS, Box 364, Canton, Hiss. 


Trained Sea Lions 

For twenty weeks Special 'Feature Orrin Bros.' 
Mexico. Now playing 10 weeks Chutes Park, 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

Maotum " T*» KUhnanl' vke*. mmnrvtt oa. 


Stem- Wind Watch 

59 ct». each. $6.84 per doz. 

We are the only watch and jewelry 
house of its kind in the United States. 

We carry a complete stock of watch- 
es, from the cheapest to the best. 

Our prices are lower than any other 
house can quote you. 

We also carry a complete stock of 
Jewelry, Silverware, Clocks, Razors, 
Fountain Pens', Etc, which we can 
sell you at a saving of 50 per cent. 

We carry a large assortment of 
Optical Goods; also a complete line of 
Alloy Goods, Field and Opera Glasses. 

Samples sent C O. D. with privilege 
of examination by sending us a deposit 
of $100. 



$300 00 will buy one-half Interest in my big 
scenic production of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Hot- 
air Merchants and Curiosity seekers, keep off; 
you are no good. Han must act manage or 
advance; woman for Opbela and child for Era. 
Show booked solid until June 1, 1006; a map for 
the right man. Address UNCI/B TOM'S CABIN, 
Byesville, O. Fur Sale — 6,000 good sheets Bep. 
Paper. 1 cent per sheet. ^_ ^^ 


Comedy Entertainer, who can do two turns (pre- 
fer Ventriloquism and magic), man with pic- 
ture machine and two feature films, who can 
Bing illustrated song. One violin player and 
one harp player; preference given to those that 
play brass. Must be good on and off; state all 
you can do In first letter. LANSINGS IDEA 
ENTERTAINERS, -841 Woodland avo., Cleve- 
land, O. __^^ 

Biley Opera House at Humble, Tex., wants at- 
tractions. Good oil field town of 6.000 people. 
House seats 600. Receipts run from $150 to $400. 
Have played this season: Uncle Josh Perkins, 
Happy Hooligan, Murray & Mack, McFadden's 
Flats, Over Niagara FallB and • number of 
others. CHA8. BILEY, HgT., Humble, Tex. 

llmlinm TH.t hiJJJmnrd " wbmfmHwv&Ki «d» 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

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The above bird's-eye view of Wonderland Park and County Fair at Severe Beach, Mass.. now under course of construction, shows that the plans being carried out will give Boston *xV* 
season of 1906 one of the most modern and up-to-date amusement resorts ever projected. The lay-out scheme, which departs from the usual rectangular ideas, will make re possible toproance 
the most novel and artistic lighting and decorative effects. The T. B. Moore Construction Company, widely known as one of the leading amusement constructing firms in the TJmted states, » 
carrying on the work with great rapidity. The Shoot the Chutes, with its lagoon, will be the central feature of the amusement Park, ground this Is being constructed a ^ e **y-°* e . "°* 
launchcourse, which will give ample room for the display of various kinds of motor boats. The dance hall will have a floor approximately 100x200. which will aHpw n*WMlri 
considerable crowd of devotees of Terpsichore. The Fighting the iFlames will be put on as elaborately as any fire showthat has heretoforebeen erected^ The ^jeral forelgri WLU«e»— Jap- 
anese. Moorish Igorrote. Irish, etc.^wUl be first-class examples of architecture In Hie correct styles of these countries. Henry Boltaire, known throughout the amusementworld »»the 
greatest spectacular originator and producer, has arranged to build Creation. The marvelous success of this scenic production at- the St. Louis exposition, and last year at Dreamlana^coney 
Island, renders it certain that this attraction alone will bring many thousands to Wonderland Park. Booking is now being done for some of the most elaborate open "» ««• ™„ «, r^J^ 
cus attractions. Roller skating, which has during the last two years taken on a new lease of life, will also receive attention, and a first-class roller skating rink win be among tne nnmer- 

° nS Throounty°Pato e ExMbSon ^"wonderland Is a new departure for park enterprises, and from the enthusiasm with which t^™™^"*? 1 ^ " a .^^JSgL. *2«w,%£ 1 S e Sntfr ISS 
Is no doubt as to its success. Applications are coming, in from all over the country for spaces In these exhibition buildings. New England being noted as a purely manufacture : «n«x. New 
England manufactures alone could considerably more than fill the spaces allotted. In order to make the exhibition representative, however, great care to being taken to »P^^ "PPUca- 
tlons so that all sections of the country and all branches of the manufacturing Industries will have opportunity for representation. The season of 1906 will see Boston for the first time 
properly provided with an open air amusement resort. 



Now that the Holidays are approaching we beg to call the attention of 8TREETMEN AND AGENTS to 
the fact that 


Is the Headquarters for Soveltles of alt kinds. 
Here are a few which are finding a ready sale and are all warm members: 

..r» pumlk-just out ^ ...YIKO-LEE DOLLS... 

A Hot Seller. 

Send 10c for Sample. 

$9.00 Gro. 


One of the 

Sellers on 

Our List 

$1.50 per 100 
We carry the Largest and Best Line of 
SONG BOOKS in America. 
»xl2, sl.oo per 100. 10x15, 11.S6 per 100. 

Our mammoth lSO-page catalogue of watches, jewelry, shell novelties, 
agents' specialties, and privilege men'* goods sent 


The most attractive 

novelty shown in 

years. A big 

Sample 10 cents. • 

Each Jap Is packed In a rtrong 
box, with complete Instructions 
for operating-. 


Over 800,000 in stock; the 
larg* st assortment In the 
country. Sample free. 
Price per 100 assorted ; no 
two alike. 60c postpaid, or 
per 1000 »5.0Q by express- 
Send for my catalogue* 
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Manufacturer. Jobber, 

240 E. MADISON ST.. 

We Know the 


We nil All Orders 


notions, pussies, Japanese goods. 

free on request. 




hi some Interest to others. Venus Massage cream of Violets dues not roll and rubs dry. Both as a Cold Cream 
ana as a Massage Cream It Is PERFECTION. Put up In 10, 25 and 50c boxen, and for the theatrical profession In 
>4io. and 1 lb. containers, at 11.60 per pound. Sent anvwhere prepaid upon receipt of price. 1 and 2e postage 
5- S U? p .^ii! : "S e l> *«<* In amounts less than »1. Try a Y-ounce sample for 10c. Order direct from the manufacturers, 
itlfc JONES CHEMICAL CO., Dept. 8, WORCESTBK. MASS. Streetmen. Agents and Salesmen, the above ten size 
is a grand money maker. Send 10c for a sample, terms, etc.. to the above address. 


Big Hit In 

494 Dearborn Ave., 
Chicago* 111. 


(Continued from page 47.) 

Scott, Carrie M. (Gem): Lynn, Mass., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Singh. Omar, & Co. (Proctor's): Newark, N. 
J., 27-Dec. 2; (Keeney's) Brooklyn, N. Y., 

Sato,' O. K. (Park): Worcester, Mass., 27- 
Dec. 2; (Keith's) New York City 4-9. 

Summers * Winters (Bljon): Wichita, Kan., 
26-Dec. 2; Kansas City, Mo., 4-9. 

Spook Minstrels (Orphenm): Kansas City, Mo., 
27-Dec 2. 

Sena, Chas (Proctor's): Newark, N. J., B7-Dec 
2; (Proctor's .125th St.) New York City 4-9. 

Sherman, San, Mabel Deforest Co. (Trent): 
Trenton. N. J., 27-Dec. 2; .(Hathaway'a) New 
Bedford, Mass.. 4-9. 

Seldom*. The (Shea's): Detroit, Mich., 27- 
Dec. 2. . - 

Stahl, Rose, & Co. (Hopkins'): Louisville, Ky.. 
27-Dec. 2; (Columbia) Cincinnati, O., 8-9. 

Semon, Charles Falke (Proctor's 58th St,): New 
York City, 27-Dec. 2; (Proctor's 125th St.) 
Nw York City 4-9. 

Smith's The Aerial (Keith's): Yonngstown. O., 
27-Dec. 2; (Keith's) Cleveland 4-9. 

Snyder & Bnckley (Orphemn): Brooklyn, N. Y„ 
27-Dec. 2; (Alhambra) .New York City 4-9. 

Sims, ReonHe (Howard): Chicago, 111., 27- 
Dec. 2; (Weast's) Peoria 4-9. 

Shean & Warren (Poll's): Worcester, Mass., 
27-Dec. 2; (Poll's) Springfield 4-9. 

Simon-Gardner Co.: Worcester, Mass., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Smirl & Kessner (Poll's): Waterbnry, Conn., 
27-Dec. 2. ' 

Splssell Bros. A Mack (Keith's) : Boston. Mass.. 
27-Dec. 2. 

Stratton, Win. D. (Family): Shamokln, Pa., 
20-Dec. 2. 

Stoddard & Wilson: Bockford. TH, 27-Dec. 2. 

Smith. P. J .(Main St.): Peoria, HI., Not. 
5, lndef 

Stein-Eretto (Krystalpalaet) Uepxis, Ger., 

Stewart. Edward (Orphenm): Denver, Col., 

Symonds, Jack (11th St. O. H ): Phlladel- 
Pa., 27-Dec. 2. 

Savoys, The (Grand): !Marlon, Ind., 27-Dec. 
2; (Bennett's) Richmond. Ind., 4-9. 

Simmons & Harris (Qennett's): Richmond, Ind., 
27-Dec 2. 

Stapleton & Chaney (Novelty): Omaba, Neb., 
27-Dec. 2. ' 

Sloanes, The: Colnmbns, O., 27-Dec. 2; (Com- 
modore) Cincinnati, 4-9. 

Sankey Bros. (Olympic): Chicago, ill., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

St. Claire Sisters (Crystal): Kokomo, Ind., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Stranse & Yonng (People's): Cincinnati. O., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Sherman * Fuller (People's): Cincinnati. O., 
27-Dec. 2. 

Shedman's Dogs & Ponies (Pastor's): New York 
City. 87-Dec. 2. 

Sandor, Paul (Proctor's): Albany, N. Y., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Tralnor. Clifford Val (Gennett's): Richmond. 
Ind., 87-Dec. 2; (Bijou) St. Wayne 4-9. 

Texana Sisters (Bijou): -Dubuque, la., 27- 
Dec 2. 

Tulsa (Bljon): Manitowoc. Wis., 27-Dee. 2. 

Troba (Orphenm): San Francisco, Cal., 20- 
Dec. 2; (Orphenm) Los Angeles 4-16. 

Talbot A Rogers (Olympic): Chicago, HL, 27- 

Trnesdell'. Mr. & Mrs. Howard (Maryland): 
Baltimore, lid., 27-Dec. 2; (Keith's) Phil- 
adelphia, Pa., 4-9. 

Thompson's Elephants (Poll's): -Hartford. Conn., 
27-Dec. 2; (Poll's) Springfield. Mass., 4-9. 

Tarlton & Tarlton (National): Kansas City. 
Mo., 26-Dec 2. 

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Williams and Melbuxn, Griff and Yanola, po- 
lite vaudeville entertainers. are meeting 
vrittt remarkable success In their act, entitled | 
Just For Fun. They have Just finished en-1 
gagements over the Kohl & Castle and the An- 
derson circuits, and are booked until March 4 
by western vaudeville managers. They open at 
Tony Pastor's T" atre. Sew York City, March 5. 

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DECEMBER 2, 1905. 







3 years featured with original 


Ljrmmii H. Howe Moving Picture Co.. 

Permanent Address-: W1LKESB ARRE. PA. 

A Colored Act tbat Blake. Good. 

harry The Bradftirds LILLIAN 

Address Tbe Billboard, N. T. Office. 





.•A- LANG. 312 Ogden Bids., Chicago. 




Eepresentatlre. AL LAWBENCE Kent. O. 



The Sensation of the Century. 

Featured wltiiNat. Reia* Southern Carnival 
Co. En route. Have toe Mhos. For terms 
and time. 1908. address 


Care THE BILLBOARD. Chicago. 


World's Creates! Aerial Act. Address Billboard, Chioago. 


Unrivaled Japanese Artists. Address Billboard, Chicago. 


Harry and May Howard 

Presenting a Bright and Clever German Comedy Sketch, Introducing Singing, Witty Dialogues and funniest of 
aU Wooden Shoe Dancing. See Route Ust, or address care of THE BILLBOARD'S NEW YORK OFFICE. ' 


la the ■ en sa tl bnal dramatic playlet *Aa Episode In 
Modern Life," written by Hlaa Westcott. 


Addreae en eommniileatloiis to WM1UTJU1NG TOM 




"'Dors A Laben for a Yede." 

Address B. A. METERS. 31 West 31 St.. N. Y. 


.Jolly Delia Pr ingle.. 

And Her Eicellent Stock Company. 


" Queen of American Equestriennes 

2 People 2 Horses 9 Dog*. 

The Peer of All Character Change Artists, 







Address. The Billboard. Cincinnati. O. 




Address T. W. GREENLEAF, Mgr., 311 North 3rd St. 





Per. address 239 W. 44iU St . New York City. 


Walter Beemer and His Juggling Girl 

3610 Rhodes Ave., CHICAGO. 



Responsible Managers, address care Billboard. 

Greatest ol All 
Feature Acts 

Bickett Family. 

Address WM. E. BICKETT. Care Billboard. 

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SUNBURY. — Chestnut Street Opera House (J. 
C. Packer, mgr.) Running For Office 9; good 
business. When We Were Twenty-one 20. 

TITUSVTLLE. — Opera House (Harry Gerson, 
mgr.) Cra doc-Neville Stock Co. week 13; big 
business. In the Eleventh Hour 20;" fair busi- 
ness. The Village Parson 28; The Holy City 
30; The Mummy and the Hummingbird Dec. 1; 
A Hot Old Time Dec. 2. 

WASHINGTON.— Lyric Theatre (D. B. For- 
rest, mgr.) Eosabelle Leslie Stock Co. 13-18; 
good business. Lew Dockstader 30; S. R. O. 
Over Niagara Falls 21; The House of Mystery 
22; Settle, the Newsglrl 23; Bennett-Monlton 
Stock Co. week 27; The Office Boy 30, when 
Bennett-Moulton lay off. 

wnXIAMSBOET. — Lycoming Opera House 
(L. J. Fisk, mgr.) Chester DeVonde 13-18; 
good company and crowded houses. When We 
Were Twenty-one 21; Creston Clarke 24; To 
Die at Dawn 25. 


CHARLESTON. — Academy of Music (C. R. 
Matthews, mgr.) Lewis Morrison 16; large 
business. Al. H. Wilson 17; good business. 
Walker Whiteside 18; fair business and good 
show. Woods Browning Co. 20-25; Pauline Hall 

COLUMBIA. J— Columbia Theatre (F. L. 
Brown, mgr.) Lewis Morrison 15; good busi- 
ness. Florence Davis 16; pleased audience. 
Walker Whiteside 17; excellent performance 
and pleased. Al. H. Wilson 18; large patron- 
age. Depew-Burdette Stock Co. 20-23; Dorcas 
24; The Madcap Princess 25. 

HANNING — Lyceum Theatre (C. R. Breidln, 
mgr.) Wyndham's Moving Pictures 15; fair 
business. Under canvas — Barkout Amusement 
Co. week 27; Van Amberg Shows 23. 

NEWBERRY.— Opera House (Earnardt Stew- 
art & Wells, mgrs.) The Beggar Prince Opera 
Co. 10: splendid performance and business. The 
Player Maid 15; good performance and busi- 
ness. National Stock Co. week 20, except- 
ing 22; When We Were Twenty-one 22; Depew- 
Bnrdette Stock Co. 27-28. 

SPARTANBURG. — Greenwald's Opera House 
(Max. Greenwald, mgr.) The Sign of the Four 
17: pleased fair business. Murry Stock Co. 
week 20: Black Pattl 22. 


SIOUX FALLS — New Theatre (S. M. Bear, 
mgr.) Century Stock Co. 12-15; good business. 
Sanford Dodge 18; Hickman Bessey Stock Co. 
19-23: Florodora 24. 

Grand Opera House (S. M. (Bear, mgr.) The 
Moonshiner's Daughter 16-17; pleased good bus- 
iness. Leonora Jackson Concert Co. 20. 


CLARKSVILLE — EMer's Opera House (Jas. 
T. Wood, mgr.) Jules Foreman Musical Co. 
15; good business and performance. Laura Mil- 
lard Opera Co. 23. 

KNOXVnXE — Staub's Theatre (Fritz Staub, 
mgr.) We Are King 14; good business and 
performance. The Jeffersons 17; pleased good 
patronage. Frank Daniels 21; fine company and 
big business. 

MEMPHIS.— (Lyceum (P. Gray, mgr.) Jef- 
ferson Brothers 13; fair business. The Clans- 
man 14-15; good patronage and show. Wilton 
nnS nye 16 " 18 ! capacity business. The Geisha 
£0-21; The Isle of Bong Bong 24-25; Eleanor 
Robson 27-28. • 

Bijou (B. M. Stainback. mgr.) Mason and 
Mason week 13; good business. A Son of 
Rest week 20. 

„ Gran ,d (A. B. Morrison, mgr.) Rose Stahl & 
to.. Thorne and Carleton, DeKoe Trio, Talbot 
and Rogers. Susie .Fisher, Rice and Kemp, and 
others -week 20; good business. 


CLEBURNE — Brown's Opera House (Jno. R. 
Johnson, mgr.) Boston Dramatic Co. 13; fair 
Business and performance. Albert Taylor Stock 

hlZ}%LJ?2?$ company and capacity business. 

gauiesvtm.e.— Urown'B Opera House (Paul 
<*aiua, mgr.) Jos. DeGrasse 16; good business 
anil performance. Chas. B. Hartford 21; Don- 
£„ -l £ Hatfield's Minstrels 23; Sowing the 
Wind 24. 

GALVESTON — Grand Opera Housce (Fred. G. 
wels. mgr.) Eleanor Robson 11; superb pro- 
?" e ' lo n and delighted audience. Field's Min- 
strels 12-13; good business and excellent show, 
hliepard's Moving Pictures 14-15; good business. 
Sowing the Wind 10; Human Hearts 17; Dn 
on™?. . 1S; r ' utIe On'cast 10; New York Stars 
->: IBnt.es in Toyland 21; County Chairman 22- 
-i; Woodland 24. ' 

MARSHALL. — Opera House (Jas. Drake, 
mgr.) Randolph's Moving Pictures 13-14: good 
imsiness. jrjnder canvas— Campbell's" Shows 25. 

McKINNEY.— Opera House (H. W. Warden, 
mgr.) Gertrude Swing Co. 13-18; pleased good 
?," s .'S c , K f; ° nas - B - Hanford 25: Donnelly & 
Hatfield's LMinstrels 28: Human Hearts Dec. 4; 

Jl\S 1? ' B «lrt 7; The Pumpkin Huskcr 14. 

SAN ANTONIO.— Grand Opera House (S. H. 

Wels, mgr.) The College Widow 11-12; good 
performance and capacity business. Buster 
Brown 15-16; good show and large patronage. 
The County Chairman IS; Human Hearts 10; 
Bowing the Wind 20; Burlesque 21; Ram on n 
22; Babes in Toyland 24-25; A Little Outcast 
26: A Trip to Egypt 30. 

Majestic Vaudeville (G. Oliver Lake, mgr.) 
Americus Comedy Four, Murray K. Hill, Mile. 
Dalr, Will H. Armstrong and Magdalene Holly, 
and others week 20; business big. Under can- 
vas — 'Norrls & Rowe's Show 23. 

TYLER. — Grand Opera House (A. Hicks, 
mgr.) Jos DeGrasse 13; pleased fair busi- 
ness. Fra DIavolo 15; fair attraction and pa- 
tronage. Buster Brown 18; good show and 
pleased Immensely. Gertrude Ewlng Co. week 

WACO. — Auditorium Opera House (Jake Gar- 
finkle, mgr.) Al. G. Field's Minstrels 8; good 
performance and packed house. Buster Brown, 
13: good show and fair business. The College 
Widow 14; big business and good show. The 
County Chairman 16; Over Niagara Falls 18. 

(New Majestic ( W. A. Holt, mgr.) Prosper 
Troupe. Rice Pony Circus, Josephine Jacoby, 
May me Shocky, Gus Brims, and others week 
20; business good . 

WAXAHACHTE. — Shelton Opera House (V. 
H. Shelton, mgr.) Boston Dramatic Co. 14: 
fair business and show. Olympic Musical Com- 
edy Co. 16; good show . and business. Joseph 
DeGrasse 18; iHuman Hearts 22. 

OGDEN.— Grand Opera House (R. A. Grant, 
mgr.) Jolly Grass Widows 10; good company 
and fair returns. Midnight in . Chinatown 11; 
fair show and business. In Old Kentucky 15; 
good show and business. The Sho-Gun 17; fine 
performance and packed bouse. 

SALT LAKE CITY.— Salt Lake Theatre (Geo. 
D. Pyper, mgr.) In Old Kentucky 16-17; good 
business. The Sho-Gun 18. Underlined: The 
Marriage of Kitty. 

Grand Theatre (Denver Theatre Co., mgrs.) 
.Nevada 12-15; His Knobs of Tennessee 16-18. 
Underlined: Tbe Moonshiners. 

Lyric Theatre. The Parisian Widows week 


ST. JOHNSBtTRG. — Stanley Opera House (A. 
R. Heath, mgr.) Tracy, the Outlaw 18; good 
sho w an d big business. 

RUTLAND. — Opera House (Boyle & Brehmer, 
mgrs.) The Sunny South 13; The Arrival of 
Kitty 15; East Lynne 16; fair 'business. Tracy, 
the Outlaw 22. 


COVINGTON. — Masonic Theatre (Chas. A. 
Cover, mgr.) Miss Bob White 2; pleased ca- 
pacity business. Humpty Dnmpty 4; fair busi- 
ness. A Message From Mars 14; fair business 
and pleased. Echoes From Broadway 22; Sophia 
Bradford & Co. 27-Dee. 2. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE.— Auditorium (J. J. Let- 
erman, mgr.) At Cozy Corners 14; good show 
and business. A Message From Mars 16; splen- 
did business and performance. Tie Fortune 
Teller 18; pleased large business. A Pair of 
Pinks 20: fine performance and fair returns. 

HARRISONBURG.— Assembly Hall (W. A. 
Braithwalte, mgr.) Mabel Paige 15; pleased 
excellent patronage. Pickings from Puck 18; 
failed to appear. The Unwritten Law 24; 
Sophia (Bradford Dee. 4-5. 

LYNCHBURG. — Academy of Music (Corbln 
Shields, mgr.) Madcap Princess 15; fair busi- 
ness. Carlotta & Co. 17-18; good performance 
and fair business. A Jolly Baron 20; A Pair 
of Pinks 22. 

SOUTH BOSTON. — Hill's Opera House (W. D. 
Hill, mgr.) Nothing But Money 17; good busi- 
ness and fine performance. 

STAUNTON. — Beverley Theatre (Barkman & 
Shultz, mgr.) A Message From Mars 15; good 
performance and fair business. The Fortune 
Teller 17: good business and performance Otis 
Skinner 18: good performance and patronage. 
A 'Pair of Pinks 21. 

WINCHESTER. — Auditorium (Harry L. 
Wood, mgr.) Humpty Dumpty 10; good per- 
formance and business. 


COLFAX. — Btdgeway Theatre (Geo. H. Len- 
nox, mgr.) Why Women Sin 15; good business. 


CHARLESTON. — Burlew Opera House (N. S. 
Burlew, mgr.) A Message From Mars 13; good 
business. Uncle Tom's Cabin 14; good show 
and large business. Otis Skinner 17; S. R. O. 
business. The Rivals 21; pleased good audi- 

MANNINGTON.— Opera House (J. M. Bar- 
rack, mgr.) Two Little Walts 20; Uncle Tom's 
Cabin 23. 

HARTINSBURG. — Central Opera House (A. 
F. Lambert, mgr.) Dora Thorne 16; pleased 
large audience. 

WHEELING. — Court Theatre (Ed. Franzhelm, 
mgr.) Weber's All-Star Stock Co. 20: good 
business and performance. Viola Allen 21; ca- 
pacity business. Uncle Tom's Cabin 25: good 
business and show. Blanche Walsh 28: Tar- 
slfal 20; Creston Clarke 30. 

IB Hon Fn-ily Theatre (Harry Rodgers. rosx.) 
Al Shine, Barlow and Kane, Elwood and Mag- 

gie Benton. Miss Emma Connelly, and others 
week 20; good business. I. J. McGuIre, Jerome 
Ware, Koppe and Koppe, Warren and Howard 
and Ver Verlln Co. week 27. 

Grand Opera House (Chas. Feinler, mgr.) 
Paris by Night 21-23; good attendance.. The 
House of Mystery 23-25: good show and big 
business. Irene Myers Stock Co. week 27. 


APFLETON. — Opera House. The Woman In 
the Case 23; Yankee Consul 24. 

Bijou (H. C. Danforth, mgr.) Billy B. Tann, 
Carroll, Bartlett and Collins, Gorman, Proctor 
and Gor man week 13; good business. 

ASHLAND Grand Opera House (W. T. See- 

ger, mgr.) The Woman In the Case 16; fair 
business. Helen McKeman Co. week 13. 

BELOIT Belolt Theatre (R. G. Wilson, 

mgr.) At Plney Ridge 16; good business. Un- 
cle SI Hasklns 17; fair performance and crowded 
house. Himmelein's Stock Co. week 20. 

Westslde Theatre (Meacham & Flueger, 
mgrs.) Business good. 

KENOSHA.— Rhode Opera House (Jos. G. 
Rhode, mgr.) The Land of Kod 19; fine show 
and record business. North Brothers Comedians 
26 and week; Kellar Dec. 6; Howard Hall 10. 

Bijou Family Theatre (F. J. O'Brien, mgr.) 
Gosanka and Raddlffe, Frank Burt, Ashton and 
Earle, Jas Cowley, Ward Trio, and others week 
20; business good. 

EAU CLAIRE.-— Grand Opera House (C. D. 
Moon, mgr.) Dan Sully 6; pleased big busi- 
ness. Faust 9; fair business. Smith Marshall 
Vaudeville Co. 12; good business. Ole Oleson 
17; good business. Grace Van Stufldlford 21; 
The Girl and tbe Bandit 23; Under Two Flags 
Dec. 2; Mildred Holland 5. 

FOND DU LAC, — Crescent Opera House (P. B. 
Haber, mgr. ) The Triumph of an Empress 15; 
good attraction and fair business. When Wo- 
men Love 18: fair business and good perform- 
ance. The Yankee Consul 23; Alice In Won- 
derland 25. 

Idea Vaudeville Theatre (F. J. O'Brien, mgr.) 
Claude Austin. Ward Trio, Payton Trio, Frank 
Burke, Bflly Hines, Sully and Phelps and others 
week 13: business Good. 

JANESVUXE. — Myer's Opera House (V. L. 
Myers, mgr.) Uncle SI Hasklns 18; good show 
and business. BrlttJNelson Fight Pictures 20- 
21; good business. Why Girls Leave Home 23; 
good business and show. Shooting tbe ; Chutes 
25; An Aristocratic Tramp 29; Alice In Won- 
derland Dec. 1-2. • 

RACINE. — Belle City Opera House (Wm. 
Paul, mgr.) The Hoosler Girl 17; fair busi- 
ness. The Forbidden Marriage 19; good busi- 
ness. Faust 20: good business. An Aristo- 
cratic Tramp 24; Imperial Stock Co. week 

Bijou Theatre (P. J. O'Brien.- mgr.) Albene 
and LeBrant, Claud Austin, Billy Hines, and 
others week 20; business good. • 


TORONTO Princess (O. B. Sheppard, mgr.) 

Savage's English Grand Opera Co. week 20: 
good business and company. Comln' Thro' tbe 
Rye week 27. 

Grand (A. J. Small, mgr.) The Shadow Be- 
hind the Throne week 20; big business. The 
Errand 'Boy week 27. 

Shea's (J. Shea, mgr.) Cole and Johnson. 
The Ellnore Sisters, Gardner and Vincent, and 
others week 20; business and bill excellent. 

Star (Mr. F. W. Stair, mgr.) The Yankee 
Poodle Girls week 20: nice business. The Bal- 
timore Beauties week 27. 

Majestic (A. J. Small, mgr.) Tbe Eye Wit- 
ness week 20: satisfactory business and at- 
traction. A Runaway Boy week 27. 


LONDON. — Grand (J. E. Turton, mgr.) Slaves 
of the Mine 24-25: The Crossing 20; Crocker's 
Educated Horses 21-25. 

Bennet's (C. C. Bennet, mgr.) Farmer Jone's 
Pigs, Mr. end Mrs. J. T. Powers. Sullivan and 
Pasquelena, Mllo Vagga, Epps and Loretta, Mc- 
Namee, Lulgl Plcaro Troupe, and the moving 
pictures week 20; good bnslness- 

BERLTN. — Opera House (Frank Ford, mgr.) 
Slaves of the Mines 14: good business and fair 
performance. Mark's Brothers 20-25. 

KINGSTON. — Grand Opera House (D. P. 
Branlgan, mgr.) Yankee Consul 14; S. R. O. 
and pleased. Young's Stock Co. 16: fine busi- 
ness and fair company. The Crossing 23: The 
Eve Witness 29. 

ST. JOHN, — Opera House (A. O. Skinner, 
mgr.) W. S. Harklns Stock Co. week 20: good 

York (R. J. Armstrong, mgr.) Vaudeville Is 
drawing good business. 

ST. THOMAS New Grand (D. Mclntyre. 

mgr.) Rose Cogtalan 14: good business and 
performance. Slaves of the Mine Ifi: fair show 
and heavy business. Guy's Minstrels 21. 

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Spindles, Schives, 
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Wanted for January 1, 1906 

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State experience and salary expected. Address 



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Engine, Tender, Cars, Balls, Spikes' . 
Fish Plates, Tools, Etc. PriCs, Cask, $800. 

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"Tallest Man on Earth" Co. 
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Address HARVEY HA1LE, 

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Reading and Recitation Books. 
Catalogues free. AU dramatic 

papers mailed. 

53 Washington St., Chicago. 

NATIOMAjr, MUSIC CO. lhave a lot of aosa 
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Vlaitlwr Cards beautlf ully engraved on Bristol Board, 
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PORCUPINES (from Maine wilds) cheap. Al- 
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Write Barntjm & Bailey, 
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Lighting Systems for Stores, 
Halls, Schools, Churches, 
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Campbell Bros.': Honey Grove, Tex.. 29; 

Whltesboro 30; Ringgold Dee. 1; Duncan, 

I. T., 2. 
Canada Frank's: Lockhart, Tex., 28-29; Lullng 

30; Gonzales Bee. 1; SbJner 2; Mnldoon 4: 

Flatonla 5-6; Moulton 7: Yoakum 8-9. 
Boblnson's, John: Crystal Springs, Miss., SO; 

Canton Bee. 1. 


Ament's, Capt. W. D., Attractions: 

Ha., 15-30. 

Alabama CarnlTal Co.: BatesTllle, Ml»a.. 27- 
Dec. 2: Senatobla 4-9. 
Cosmopolitan Amusement Co., Anderson & Sny- 
der, mgrs.: Jackson, Miss., 20-Dec. 2; Sferl- 

Delgarlan Show: Orlando, Pla., 27-Dec 2. 
Dixie CarnlTal Co.: AmariHo, Tex.. 27-Dec. 2- 
EoaweD, N. Mex., 4-B. 

Dodge Amnsement Co., H. L. Dodge, mgt.l Dal- 

nart, Tex., 26-Dec 2; Tnmcnmcar 8-9. 
Bnropean Amnsement Co., A. A. Hatcher, gen. 

xngr.: Shiner, Tex., 27-Dec. 2; Hart 4*. 
Greater Electric Novelty Co.: Koscius k o, Hiss.. 

22-Dec. 2; Canton 44. 
Jones- Adams Shows; BlsuopTlIle, 8. 0., 8T-Dec. 

2; Georgetown 4-9. 
Parker, New, Amnsement Co.: Marlln, Tex.. 

27-Dec. 2; ATWtln 3-16. 
Fierce-Oliver Klng-Karnlral Ko.: Ogdenstmrg, 

N. T., 27-Dec. 2; Malone 44. 
Riddell's Southern Carnival Co.: Orlando, Ra.. 

27-Dec. 2; Lakeland 4-9. 
Bobinson Amnsement Co.: Talladega. Ala., 27- 

Dec. 2; Ureenvffle, Miss.. 4-9. 
Boyal Amusement Co., H. H. Tlpps, mgr.: Idv- 

lngston, Ala., 27-Dec. 2, 
Smith Amnsement Co.: Sumter, S. 0., 27- 
Dec. 2. 
Southern Carnival Co.: Tmn«, Aria., 27-Dec. 2. 
Verno Show, L. J. Stallo, mgr.: Tampa, FU., 

15-Dec. 1. 
World's Fair Carnival Co., B. 0. Lebnrao, mgr.: 

Wbltesboro, Tex., 27-Dec. 2; Italy 4-9. 

Jno. A. Himmelein's Enterprises 

Jno. A. Hlmmeleln's 
Big Corned y Co. , 



New Grand Opera House 


Ready September 1. 1806. 



Stock Company, 

New Tort Address Room 508, 1402 Broadway, 

or Route Hlnmelien's Ideals. 

SEA SIDE PARK ! "ssn^oMr 

Beach. Me. 
Privilege People look this np. Conceded the finest Bathing Beach in the world. Only Am- 
nsement Park within a radlns of 100 miles; a Million People, 80 Cities and 500 Towns to draw 
tram; 15,000 local population. Great excursion center of the East. FB.EB PARK. Patronage 
doubling each year. Closed season of 1905 as the record breaker. Wb are now ready to ne- 
gotiate balance concessions (not tinder contract): also additional up-to-date amusement devices 
for season 1908, also for lease Street franchise for Miniature Railway, from Central Depot to 
Park entrance. Open June 15 to Sept. 15, (weather permlttlupi All alive 7 days each week; 
32-page Illustrated Prospectus MAINE IN VESTMENT CO., Ltd. 

Annual Tour pf DeMora & Graceto's High Glass Motion Pictures. 

W . A 'iZ ED T PI 5 nl!rt *, mns1: be clCTer 8l « ht reader, to sing illustrated songs. Prefer young 
™a i£fi.££? of «ood appearance and a willing worker. Salary must toe low. I pay rail- 
road and hotel expense Easy ^wort : and pleasant engagement, and your salary sure. Address 
F. DE MORA, KQR., Hotel Tremont Clark and Lake sts., Chicago, HI. 

if'^S.SS to Eo ?^* y * P ^ n 5 ta S™ 1 <*»««<». *50. About 600 feet assorted Films, consisting 
nt «Sv "iSSf , l ot p ort Arthur, Hnsso-Jap War, Baltimore Fire *S5. 1 Oxcyllthe Gas-maklng Out- 
Sf'aboX.^iii }£??' *??•., 1 . Babr . S ran ? Upright piano. $55. Will sell or trade any part 
wiSS? «• ? r JJ? y kl ? a of Portable show property or featuring Films. WlAiNTHD— «2x0P 

22*.™ ? P .v a r d S? Bta J lon B » n "e r - Will buy the following Films: Kid Carson, Lost Child, 
mni?" ^L L \ e , "*'%£}* Sta £ e - . good ' ,oua P1 P« Organ, also 250 v. Bheostadt. All of the above 
5E™i<5? Jf •*!• condition.. No Junk. Address J. W. NUOENT, Gen. Mgr. Greater Electric 
Novelty Co., Kosciusko, Miss., until Deo. 2. 

WertftOT ""Put Jfttlhoard* wV*. anatnemnc vi*. Mmtwm "7-w R«/*'*W' »fu— .«,, 


DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

Tlie Billboard 


Frisco's Latest 


Mysteries, Illusions and 
Novelties Wanted 



For the GENERAL AMUSEMENT CO. Ail Promoter, Italian Band, one more show, Ferris-wheel. 
Will buy Combination Sleeping and Dining-car and Ferris-wheel. Privileges write. No graft. 
Privileges write L. Green. Shows address Chas Ray. J. W. PASSMAN, Mgr., Fitzgerald, 
Georgia, week Nov. 27. 

READY-jhe Greatest, Hotest Seller of Them AII.-REady 

Combine" all the every-day necessary pocket and desk Instruments in one small highly 
finished article. Works like maelc. Just push the button for Knife. Pen, Pencil, Eraser, 
Compass, IS- Inch Kule. Etc., Eta Sample 25c We return 30 cents for it it not highly 
pleased. Enormous profits. 


75 Well* Street. 


The Great Alamo Shows 

Now or at the close ot season, Dec. 30, show has been running 84 weeks, and has cleared 
over $10,000. s.1,000 buys the outfit complete. 3 shows complete, 3 big Illusions — Trilby, 
Statute and Aga. 5,000 ft. of films, electrical effects. Edison Machine, 3 pianos, - band uni- 
forms, fronts, seats, tallynoos. stages, 2 ball oons. gap and wheel, and full line of special 
paper, etc., etc. Cost over $5,000. Have Ferris, wheel, merry-go-round, 3 percentage shows and 
14 privileges, who wish to stay out an winter. A good opportunity for anyone who wants an 
organized 2-car Carnival Co. Address W. H. B ICE, care Bancroft House, Saginaw, Mich. 



The Big One. Rates on All Railroads. 

Glay County Fair Association Big Free Carnival en Streets, 

WEST POINT, MISS., week of December 11. Address SAM ACH. 


Prefer people who double In concert. 
o&rd, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Address HOE. MILES OKTON SHOW, can The Billb- 

Shooting Gallery 

20 Different Designs. Electric Tar- 
gets. Glasa Ball Fountains. 
Over 60 New Moving 
Our new Slide, with Interchange- 
able objects, la the greatest boon 
to gallery men. No gallery should 
be without one. Our new moving 
objects embrace alraoBt anything 
that moves, from canoe to auto- 
mobile, from locomotive to battle 
ship. The most Interesting set of 

moving targeta ever put on the 
market, and at a price that Is 
within the reach of all. 

Send for our Illustrated new 
catalogue, study pages Hand 15 
and think of the wonderful 
change the Slide would make in 
>our gallery. We sell complete 
galleries, or any part thereof 
We built "Shooting In the Orark*» 
In Dreamland; the mot-t wonder 1 
ful gallery ever constructed. 


Carousel Works, 

Coney l.land. N- Y. 


With Ernest Hogan 
"Rufus Rastus" CO. 

SBtSON 1»«»6. 

Mention "27ie BiUboard" when answering ads. lUentim '• The Millboard" when answering ads. 


T UDI09 



■Always in the Lead. 

We do more work than all other Studios combined. Why is it? 
Because our work is the best and our prices are always reasonable. 

Do not give your work to irresponsible parties, but buy of the old reliable 
firm where you know you will get the worth of your money 

We have now under contract, and have recently furnished with Scenery, 
a great many fine Opera Houses, among this number the New Majestic 
Theatre. Chicago ; New Orpheus Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah ; New Opera 
House, Morgantown, W. "Va. ; Mishler's New Theatre, Altoona, Pa.; Jeffer- 
son Theatre, Goshen, Ind. ; Scribner's Opera House-Bakersfield, Cal.; besides 
Scenery for hundreds of small Opera Houses and Halls in every State and 
Territory in the Union. ' • 

ire also make a Specialty of BnlldUng Electric Scenic 
Theatres, such as "Day In tbe Alp»," "Johnstown 
Flood," "Eruption of Idt. Pelee," and all kinds or 
Scenery for Old mils. Scenic Railways, Etc. . 

SOSMAN & LANDIS CO. ■"•iB&SnS st * 





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Spins sugar toto Cotton Candy any «,lor Pay. for or fn g ^^ 

Itself in two day^ AM. FLOSS CANDY MACH. CO., SS Tect tTom ,■£„ mafinfactnrers. AM. FLOSS CAKDY CO. 

Duane8t.,N. T.Clty. 

SS Onane 8t, S. T. City 


Des Moines, la. 

Want New Concessions 
For Coming Season. 

Daily Average Attendance 5.000. Sunday 25,000 Most 
Successful Park in the West. WANT SMOOT-THE- 
CHUTES, AERIAL SWING, and anything new that will 
make good. 







For Six, Eight and Ten Weeks. Address or call on FRED A. HODGSON, 
Office Hours, 11 to 1, 47 West Twenty-Eighth St., New York. 

P. S. -Have no Special Agents. Do business direct or through your agent, 
if you have one. 

Wanted, Male and Female Gymnasts for Gymnastic Novelty. 

Females given preference. Season opens shortly. Write quick, stating" all you canand will 
do: give height, age, weight, lowest salary and full particulars: would like to hear from uissea 
Bertha Dorln, Fontaln, Crane, Bertha B. Wood and Mile. Everthla. If at liberty forthe_ Holi- 
days, or shortly after. Address GYMHAST, Chicago Office of Billboard. 

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>< A Monster Mechanical Bird of Flight ^«. 

-• Performing revolutions heretofore undreamed of by aeronauts. Santo Du- 
mont's exhibitions in Europe pale into insignificance. Absolutely more 
wonderful and awe-inspiring than anything yet produced to attract the 
Not necessary to wait upon wind conditions. Will fly in any gale up to forty 
miles an hour. Has six times the power of any other machine invented, 
with one-half the wind resistance. Completely equipped in every particular. 
Full corps of expert aeronauts. Flights guaranteed. Finest Aereodome 
ever manufactured. No disappointments; no delays. 


A most important factor to be considered by com- 
mittees in booking and advertising a feature at- 
traction. New, novel. Nothing like it seen before. 
Greatest Outdoor Amusement Feature in the World. Correspondence solicited. 


All Communications to CHAS. F. RHODES, Director and General Managar. 

THE WHITE CITY EAGLE AIRSHIP Can Be Booked tor Immediate Engagement 

"Automatic" Set Spindle 

Electric Hyronemous Gage* 
Drop Cases, Metal Eoulettt 
Wheel— best ever. Loaded 

Dice and Marked Cards. Greatest 

catalog ever written on gambling 

Sent to any address FREE. 

BAR R * CO., 

66 Flflb Avenue, - CHICAGO, 11.1.. 

■•Let Us Submit You Figures.** 

See Our Ad Page 37 

United States Tent & Awning Co. 



A. sure money maker 
the rear round. Pro- 
fits large and perma- 
nent. Easily learned 
b y Inxepeiienced 
persons. We are the 
only originators.and 
sell the only suc- 
cessful process ana 

W. Z. LONG, Springfield, Ohio. 


TEAK ARABIAN HOUSES, white, ton mark- 
ings;: five years,, fourteen hands. Sonnd, broken. 
Hminently suited for show, parade or adver- 
tising. ebaAlsnattfnl English Trap .tan finish, 
robber tires, and fine tan Double Harness, brass 
collar and hemes. Trap and harness brand- 
new. Turnout matches throughout, will sell 
equipage complete, or team alone, or woold 
substitute fancy advertising wagon. Should be 
of interest to parties preparing next season's 
equipment. Address W. H. WALBOBH, Saint 
Paris, Ohio. 


PIANO B&AYXR: must have a good bar. voice 

to sing illustrated songs; sight reader; dramatic 

and vaudeville music; good dresser on and off. 

Xo boozers, chasers, cigarette, fiends or sleepers. 

I cater to refined audiences. Pay day every 

Monday in money; $13 a week, six nights. No 

ticket. "Will give you your transportation when 

. you ; Join to send back to your friend. I carry 

..my own Kimball Piano. I pay board and trans- 

''porta'tlon after Joining. Musical and vaudeville 

.people write. Can place good people by the 

year. Opera Houses In winter; big tent In 

gammer; never close. Address HAEHY DE LA 

^FOTgTTA I N K l: care My Golden Ghctat Show, 

Thief Biver rails, Minnesota. 

AUBtBRrT OPEMTI, Scenic Painter, 65 W. 
36rn- St; New lork City, formerly Roster & 
Biers Music Hall. Thirty-five years professional 
experience.. Stock, Opera. Burlesque; Designers 
-at Tableaus and Park Amusements. 

FOB SAIX— Ghost Show, complete. $30; Ser- 
pentine Dress, almost new, $S; Flving Lady 
Outfit $15. Stamp for reply. C. B. BICE, 2012 
; 9th Sfc, Mmneapollsv Xinn. 

FOB. SALE— Card Printing Outfit, new. never 
been used. Golding Official No. 2 Hand Press. 
with: latest style type and everything necessary 
for first-class card . printing business. This out- 
fit to the same as used so successfully at the 
St. Louis World's Pair. Price complete, with 
-over«;000 cards, $30.00. J. X. NATSGHTON. 
bus, O. 

lOOSLetter Heads or Env.. 23c; postage 10c. 
5.U0D '.-Coupons *I. 5.000 Heralds $5, etc. Samples 
fe HORE1CE SHOW PTtTTTT, Box 71S, Mor- 
rice' Itich. 

Mention. "The B'Jlboard" when, answering ads. 







Measured by the severest standard of 
the Great Critics, the 


Is the "recognized artistic criterion 
for all others. 

...We Challenge The World... 

To produce a piano equal to 
the EVERETTin either 
volume or quality of tone 











For Reconstructed Electric Park, Detroit, Mich. $80,000 more is being spent 
for the coming season arid we have desirable space for anything good that 
will get the money. No fakes need apply. State fully what you have or no 


34 Newberry Building, - - DETROIT, MICH. 

AlftT ■■miuiiPB — tIOO.00 will buy 10 Hills Owls, 
dl.U I NIAl#nil1C9 all In Rood order. 

J. A. FLTNN, 03 Falrmonnt Ave., Newark. N. 8. 

Mention "The Billboard" when answering ads 

FOR SALE Cheap or Trade— Galatea Ouflt. Stat- 
ue Turnlns to Life (Weston's make) : Address 
H. W. JOKES Gadsden, Ala. 

Mention ' '£he Billboard" when answering ad* 

.Ida Carle. 

Foreign Vaudeville Agent. 

1 133 Broadway. - NEW YORK. 

OUR BUSINESS is to And the man 

who has a yacht to 

sMl and the man 

who Is In the market 

to buy. We maintain 

an office In N. Y. 

and also advertise In 

all of the best papers. 

We have- on our 

books some of the 

best of the yachts 
YARHT listed ln Lloyds, also 
"""" some not so fancy. 

but sound, and cheap 

for cash. If you want 

to buy or sell. call. 

write or phone. 

We also repair, and lay up ln safety 
during the winter. 





St., N.Y. 

ROOM 637 

4147 JOHN 

Will Make For You 

.$100 A DAY. 

Spin sugar Into cotton 
candy any color or flavor 



53 West Eighth St., 


Mention The Billboard. 

Medicine 6f^ A D CanYassers 
Men W^^A%l Streeimen 

Our DOLLAR assorted box of fine soaps retailing far 
Be is the hot seller for fairs, street work, or canvass- 
ing. Costs you «12 per 100 boxes. Dont miss this ehaafe 
of making S10 or more a day. We also make private 
brands for MEDICINE BIZ. 

E. H. DAVIS SOAP CO., 38 Union Park Plan, CHICA88. 

nAiI/>£/ Cheapest Place on Earth to Buy 
Clocks and Jewelry. 

Write for Catalogue. 

BUY YOUR SNAKES, g&«& s m a the 


1501 S. Flores St.. San Antonio. Tex. 


Wanted for Christmas week at Stephens' Open 
Bouse, Ashland, Kansas. Seating capacity 400. 
Good show town and plenty of money. Guar- 
antee ?2o0. Other open dates ln Jan., Feb., 
March and April. Write quick. J. B. WAI.- 
DEN, Ashland, Kan. 


Will trade X. Y state farm or Chlcnso, Im- 
properly for two or three car show. Want 80, 
with two or three 30's seats, etc. etc., complete. 
W. L. D., Duncan, I1L 


Send for latest cataloRue and Jugglers' book. 
Price lOc. EDW. VAN WYCK Cincinnati, 0. 



Wanted In alt quantities. Highest price paid 

for (rood fllma. Machines, etc. 
HARRY LEWIS 131 80. Clark St., Chicago, III. 



thi! bo.t and cheapest palming., ihow ft-onw, Ten- 
triloqulst and puuch ngurea, niaglc and privllcff 

■tuQV If ita mad,: or wod, iron or canvaaa I can make it tor too. 

Send plan', 't animate. 11.12 Freeman Ave., Cincinnati. Ohio. 

Mention "The Billboard" when anaccring ad*. 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

Xtie Billboard 




No Storage Battery necessary; operated by simply connecting to any Electric Lighting 
Circuit, direct or alternating. Fluctuations in voltage positively do not effect the speed, as in 
other direct current machines. 

Over 2,CC0 of our coin slot talking machines now in use. Here are a few of the 
Penny Arcades or parlors entirely equipped with them. Drop into the nearest and satisfy 
yourself that our machines do the business. 


SURPRISE VAUDEVILLE CO., 112 East Htta St., New York City, 60 

PEOPLE'S VAUDEVILLE CO., 172 West !Sd St, New York City, 20 

Machines. „ 

PEOPLE'S VAUDEVILLE CO., 125th St. and Lenox Ave., New York 

City, 50 Machines. _ 

PEOPLE'8 VAUDEVILLE CO.; 2172 Third Aye., New York City, 20 

THE AUDITORIUM, 1259 Broadway, New York City, 35 Machines. 
SCHAEFER & CO.. 711 Canal St., New Orleans, La., 50 Machines. 
MIDLAND MACHINE CO., 178 State St, Chicago, 111.. 20 Machines. 
ROY MAUVA1S. 76» Market St., San Francisco, CaL, 20 Machines. 
HARRY TEMPERLY t Town Ave., Los Angeles, Cal., 20 Machines. 
WILLIAM F. BOOQAR. 838 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa.. 25 Machines. 
JOSEPH KUNTZ, 808 Vine St, Philadelphia, Pa., 10 Machines. 
ASHTON. MICBAL ot KIBBY, 71» E. Baltimore St, Baltimore, Md.,20 


ASHTON, MICHEL & KTRBY, 524 W. Baltimore 8t Baltimore, Md., 20 

E. J. McQRAW, Baltimore. Md., 10 Machines. 

"LUNA PARK,'"-Cleveland, O., 10 Machines. 
"LUNA PARK." Pittsburg;, Pa., 10 Machines. 
M. ZUSTOVICH. 310 State St., Chicago, 111., 25 Machines. 
G. W. BALSDON. 231 Diamond St., Pittsburg, Pa., 10 Machines. 
A. G. BERENSON, Paragon Park, Kantasket, Mass., 10 Machines. 
EAST PROVIDENCE WATER CO., East Provldence.R. L, 10 Machines. 
"WHITE CITY." Chicago.. 111., « Machines. 
DECOMO AMUSEMENT CO.. 168 East 125th St, New York City, » 

FAIRYLAND AMUSEMENT CO., 531 Washington St, Boston. Mass., 

35 Machines. 
J. M. SUFFRIN8, 93* Pennsylvania Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C, 10 



PEOPLE'S VAUDEVILLE CO., 2781 rhlrd Avenue, New York City, 
40 Machines. „ . 

WEINBERGER at WEISS, 1615 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N. J., 20 Ma- 
chines. _ 

MAGUIRE & PHILLIPS, 218 Main St.. Dallas. Tex., 10 Machines. 

UNION NOVELTY CO., 311 River 8t, Troy, N. Y., 10 Machines. 

DIAMOND NOVELTY CO., Syracuse. N. Y., 10 Machines. 

I.EUTZ * WILLIAMS, 1418 Farnnm St, Omaha, Neb., 10 Machines. 

AMERICAN ARCADE CO., Quebec, Can., 30 Machines. 

AMERICAN ARCADE CO., Limited, 175 St Lawrence St., Montreal, 

Can., 50 Machines. 
AMERICAN ARCADE CO., Ottawa, Can., 50 Machines. 
G. W. BENNETHUM, Reading, Pa., 10 Machines. 
D. B. CASCAMBAS. 109 Thames St, Newport. R. I.. 10 Machines. 
DIAMOND NOVELTY CO., Schenectady, N. Y., 20 Machines. 
DIAMOND NOVELTY CO., Schenectady, N. Y., 20 Machines. 
W. W. COLE, Oman*, Neb., 10 Machines. 
"ELECTRIC PARK," Newark, N. J., 10 Machines. 
















ROSENFIELD MANUFACTURING CO., 583 Hudson Street, New York 



The Famous French Dancing Girls, In a refined and artistic Vaudeville 









27x20x17 85 76 

30x21x18 6 00 

33x22x19 8 25 

36x23x20 6 SO 

40x24x21 1 SO 

For Particulars and illustration, Request Catalogue. 



32x20x22 89 OO 

34x21x23 9 SO 

36x22x24 lO OO 

38x23x25 lO SO 

40X23X25 11 OO 


This Spindle Is five years ahead of the 
Ic Is a creeper with 
lutely Impossible to 
greatest. Candy 
everoffered. Send for 
and price: also our 
ing goods of every 
(latest work); Pass- 
Dice. Finest Hold- 
New Cold Deck Machine. Block 
Everything- the best and prices 



Camel Back or the Chicago Spindles, 
squeeze, but abso- 
detect, making the 
Wheel or Spindle 
further description 
catalogue of Sport- 
description; cards 
lng and Miss Out 
out In the world 

out Ink. Street Games, etc., etc 

the lowest. 

CO., FT. SOOn, KAN. 

Richard Guthmann Transfer Go. 



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Will hold 20 48-page copies. The papers can be 
easily bound one at a time; late copies can be In- 
serted in place of the old ones. It keeps the pi- 
pers fiat and in good condition. Size 11x16. 

The Billboard Publishing Company. 

416 Elm Street, Cincinnati. O, 


....Bennett's Dramatic Exchange.... 

Suite 305 Real Estate Board Building. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. A. KILO BENNETT, Huagtr. 
We place more people than all the other Chicago dramatic exchanges 
combined. We can secure any play wanted, if on the market. Can 
we have your business? Send stamp for catalogue of manuscript 

One Pullman Sleeping and Dining Car Combined, "HENRIETTA." 

Ten sections, state room, smoklne room, wash room, toilet room, linen closet, folly equipped with carpet and 
beddlnK kitchen with new six-hole range, hot and cold water, sink, buffetroom, with refrigerator. Baker heater, 
closet, helps' toilet room: will feed and sleep forty-rKe people; cellars underneath car; ln flrstclais condition. 
Just the thing for monthly excursions or theatrical companies. Car at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, ready fo r Im mediate 
service. Rent for one month, 9350 ln advance ; »185 per month, ln advance, for three or more months, C300 deposit. 
Don't write unless you need car and have the money. HENB1EITA COXEV t Mt - Vernon, Ohio, 

Th. Only EkoIu«W. Theatrical, Scenery 
and Property Storage Warehouse and 
Transfer Company In the Country- 
Scenery and Properties for sale for storasre charges. Have hauled ALL the l?'« e D co P« )a £}! s 
Playing In Chicago this season with the best of records. Thista the drm ^ that ; has the Gov- 
ernment contract for moving all the Federal offices and PostpfBce into the^ new -F. O. buiw- 
IgB In Chicago. 700 loads ln 42 hours: can anybody beat It? We have s^P^^eoeTyimm 
Maine to California, and all are weU <pleased at price. We have a large stock of second- 
hand stuff which we can utilize ln rebuilding shows. 

Office. Boom 15. 285 Dearborn St.. Tel. Harrison 1667 s Studios. Shops. Warehouses. 107 to 115 
Throop 8t. Tel. Monroe 87*. CHICA GO, 11,1,. _^__^______«— 

The Billboard's Free Emergency Service. 

M ANAGERS ln need of people by reason of accident, sickness, Indisposition 
or death are invited to wire us at either of our offices stating their require: 
ments. All such wires are immediately bulletined on a very large black board 
with whioh each office is provided. Many actors, actresses, performers, must 
clans and agents who are at liberty lookln on us dally and they always read 
the bulletins on the board. This Is a quiok means of getting m touoh with 
the right people. This service is gratis. All Want Ads sent us for publica- 
tion are also posted the moment received, and Managers frequently get appli- 
cation before the paper containing their ad comes out. 


NEW YORKJ440 Broadway; CINCINNATI, 416-18 Elm St. 

Actor.. Aetreaaea, Performers, IWnaldan.. W«W rt «^*^, H ™*i'fR»S 
and Advance Men AT LIBEHTV, tu New York or Cincinnati, are Invited to 
can at onr Oflicea and register. 


60-Foot or Longer BAGGAGE CAR. 

Also 30-ft. middle piece for 60-ft. R. T. Canplace good 

Musicians. Address 

4570 A. McMillan. St. Louis, Mo. 

Sidney— SHBP1BB AND ST. ANGMON-Myree. The JEW una the BIDDY: and 

our Plne-Pon* Dogs SPOT and SPECS. ' ■ 

Permanent address. Care The Billboard. 

....THE LONDON.... 


li the recognized organ ot Vaudeville Artlitt throughout the world. American, -rialttng ln London will 
find a friendly welcome at 401 Strand. Hew Tork representative, I. fl. CARLE. 1135 Broadway. New 
York City. Telephone— 3922 Hadleon. 

Sfemim "TlSBmboard" «*Ae» aamsrina ad* Vmtion"T\aBMr~~i" whrtmiuerme** 

Only the BEST Sketches. Songs. Comedies. Dramas 

aad every detcrtptloa ot theatrical work WB1TTBH TO QKDBK. Monologue* and Parodies a *pecteKv. 
OomedleaaadlrramaaBevlaed. Only the beat original work rornlahed. Beferences by ^the handled. 
Eataolllhed 1S1*. I do not tarnish duplicated material, bnt only write the highest grade to order tor 
professional use. ^— 

BOB WATT. t iSSS^ 806 Wilnt Str tet, Philadelphia. Pa. 

Mention "The Bahoard" what mwmirirujZu Mmtitm "Tks BfOboori" sgtea 



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The above cut gives you an idea of the stock of horses we carry for Circus or any other Tent Show purposes, whether they are for Baggage or Hippodrome usage. Any show desiring to purchase Horses f or ■ 
next season will do well to give us a call and look over our stock before going elsewhere. We are proud to say that we can show you more good horses in an hour's time than auy other firm In this or any 
foreign country. Write us for particulars. All correspondence will be promptly answered. . . -. ■■ 

ARE KLFP & SON 272-276 North Gentre Avenue, CHICAGO, ILL, U. S. A, 

*11» Rhkla W Wllf Cab | e Address: KLEESQN. Long Distance Telephone: MONROE 1000. 



.-SmSiiaaj Zoological Garden 

9a t\m » I CrllMIV CINCINNATI, O. 

I can import into the United States and deliver in three or four weeks, 

Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, Leopards, Bears, Cam- 
els, Antelopes, Ostriches, Emus, Kangaroos, Chimpanzees, Monkeys, 
Baboons, Snakes, and any other wild animals obtainable. 

Showmen are requested to give me their permanent address and thus 
receive Hagenbeck's Latest Price List, as issued. 

Large consignment of 10 to 25 Snakes, and many Monkeys, on hand. 


S. A. STEPHAN, Zoological Garden, CINCINNATI 

ALBERT R. ROGERS, President. 

CLAUDE l_. HAOEN, 8«oy. and Trees. 







LUNA PARK, Coney Island, 

YOUNG'S OCEAN PIER, Atlantic City, N. J. 




SEASON 1906 

Fighting The Flames Co. will 
build and operate new Fire Shows 
at Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincin- 
nati, Cleveland, Boston and Pitts- 

SEASON. Early Application must 
be made. 

&rim«Il*Bmoard''vht»mM>ewads. mnti<m"XkeBabo aT d" whaamomngata Madio* "The BiBboar^whrn mumming ait Motion "The Wharf w%e» <m*vcrina aH 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

The Billboard 


Great Oliver Troupe*- 


Billboard, Chicago. 


«««nni or two-step ^^ 


A National Hit. King of All Marches. 

A limited number of copies to band directors, 25c. 

For sale by DIXIE MUSIC CO., : I34 Van Buren St., CHICAGO, ILL. 



The Famous Frencli Dancing Girls, in a refined, and. artistic Vaudeville 


Patented in the United States, Can- 
ada, Great Britain, France, Germany, 
Norway, Denmark and Newfound- 


Does This 




Sold since 1900. 


It has no equal. Used successfully by CIRCUSES, MEDICINE MEN, 
ADVERTISERS, Carnivals, and Theatrical and Amusement Enterprises of 
all kinds. Send for catalogue and price list. 

L. D. LOTHROP, Inventor. 



Just closed a successful season with John Robinson Circus; to enter vaude- 
ville for winter season. Per, address, care Billboard, Cincinnati, O. 





Facial Eruptions. Erysipelas. Nettle ^^^lie^^J^jj^S^?^'^^: 
Amp Iti-htntr Piles and all Germ Diseases of the skin. ECZEMAUNElsa sootniDg 
Otatmpnt-Pleasant to I ase-Powerful In Its effects. One jar will demonstrate Its 
meriS often effects a cnm^Preiiribed by best physicians. "It can be used any where 
Snthe'sklQ surface of Infant or adult alike without the slightest fear of injury. It 
Contains no Mercury acids Tor p.tash. No mineral matter of any description. It 
gives lmmedfate^HefTstoP°itehln e instantly: destroys the disease germs and aids 
in the restoration of the tissue building processes. ... 

TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET Itching, Burning, Perspiring. Aching, 
Frost-Bitten Feet will find instant relief in a single jar of Eosemaline. 
ECZEM ALINE destroys all obnoxious odors exuded from the feet. 


ECZE ^"we D a C b^lu\XgS«an!e^o« i preparation and will gladly refund, the 

money if it fails to do what we claim it will. 




uomeuy musiuai tsis-vmu *** u.^.a. 

_ Solos and Duets on Various In- 

Minutes. Close In ONE. Per address. 


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-!- A Quarter of a Million Dollars-:- 

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are first class in their various departments should ap- 
ply for positions. Season 1906 opens early in MARCH 
and closes about DECEMBER 1. 


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A List, Alphabetically Arranged, of AH the 
New Productions and Important Revivals 
Since September 4- Rosters of Original 
Companies and Places of Opening-Other 
Chronology of Technical Interest. 

Dreain comedy," by Glen McDonongh and 
Victor Herbert. Opened at Star Theatre. 
Buffalo. N. Y., Sept. 14. Produced at Grand 
Opera House, Chicago, Sept. 17. Produced at 
Majestic Theatre, New York City, as Won- 
derland, Oct. 23. Cast: 

Dr Fax S*™ Cn, P 

Prills Eva Davenport 

Gladys Almee Angeles 

HHdegarde Figgers i Lot f 11 X?" 8 ' 

Prince Portunio Bessie Wynn 

Capt. Montague Blue Charles Barry 

James George McKay 

King of Hearts J. C. Marlowe 

Leander Doris Mitchell 

Margot Sue Kelleher 

Gertrude Hulda Halvers 

Kolla James Harris and William Cohan 

Chief of Gendarmes ....William McDanlels 

Margaret Emily Fulton 

Marguerite Helen Hilton 

Meg .Alice Els 

Marjorle Lucille Eagen 

Margherita ..Phoebe Loobet 

Madge ...Adele Gordon 

Maggie Minnie Woodbury 

Borneo ......Marie Franklyn 

Antony ................Kathryne Howland 

Orlando Georgia Barron 

Lothario Louise Burpee 

' Paolo .........Sadie 'Emmons 

Giovanni Madge Burpee 

Bassanno Rose Fredericks 

Monitors May Leslie and Lillian Devere 

aJ« LAM0N7T.— Problem play, by Paul Ariu 
strong. Opened at Salt Irfte City, Utah, 
Oct. 2. 

Florence Roberts is a'arml. Others are Max 
Plgman. Lucius Henderson, II. S. Northrnp, 
(lIBbrd Leigh, Robert McWnle, David B. 
Young. Wilbur Hudson, Lucille Yorko. Xorah 
Lamlsou, Florence Roblnjon and Merceira Es- 

AX AMERICAN LORD.— iPlay by Geo. 11. 

Broadhurst and C. T. Dazey. Opened in Syra- 
cuse. N. Y., Oct. 6. 
William H. Crane starred; Hilda Spo?.g Is 

leading lady. 

AS YE SOW.— Four-act drama, by Rev. John 
M. Snyder. Opened at McVIcker's Theatre, 
Chicago, Sept. 3. Cast: 
Rev. John St. John, D. D.... Frank Gilmore 

Bub Billings Charles B. Craig 

Frank St. John Franklyn Roberts 

Deacon Bassett .......Ernest Mack 

Captain Hanks '..' Mac M. Barnes 

Luther Ludlam Douglas Fairbanks 

Steve Stetson Edwin Forsberg 

Al. Spencer ...Frederic D. Freeman 

Samson Goliath Juniper Ben Cotton 

Tube Hallett N. N: Beers 

Kpli. Hallett Steven Meade 

Ace Wheeler ....Harry Meredith 

Cal Hooper John 3. Burton 

Mrs. St. John Marie Taylor 

IVira Leland ......Helen Mac Gregor 

Huldy Cushing May McCabe 

Katy Olive Wright 

Belle St. John Kate Beneteau 

Mrs. Deacon Bassett Pearl Sanford 

Dully Hlnkley Marian A. Chapman 

- Nancy Patton Katharine Gemmlll 

Mattle Mason Ada Mersereau 

Bluford Higgins, proprietor of the New 
Boston Hotel Samuel Reed 

H. Calhoun Galloway, a promoter of liti- 
gation L. Wadsworth Harris 

Homer McGee, a great Inventor 

Jacques Kroger 

SIgnor Pletro Gargellna, of the Conserv- 
atory George Marlon 

Henry Doty, of the New Boston Livery 
Barn Sam. B. Hardy 

Susanna Wheatly, housekeeper at the 

New Boston Hotel Anne Sutherland 

Elizabeth Forest Grldley, wife of Alonzo 
........................ Augusta True 

Jessie Grldley, daughter of Alonzo 

Ceceeylle Mayer 

Belle Hinkle, an incipient Melba 

Grace Fisher 

THE BELLE OF THE WEST. — Musical comedy 
In three acts, by Harry B. Smith: music by 
Karl L. Hoschna. Opened at HarrlsBurg, 
Pa.. Aug. 28. Cast: 

Rob Randolph Jack Henderson 

Tarantula Jake Joseph Greene 

Hon. Holland Stone .Percy Jennings 

Connor Will Powers 

Kidder .......Arthur Powers 

Metbusalem Jones J. R- Lee 

Dakota Dan Harry Dale 

Glad^Hand BUI J.-E. Miller 

Short-Card Charley Wallace F. Beery 

Unfortunate- Schmaltz Sig. Franklin 

Ah Chew Jos. W. Herbert 

Vera Vane .Marlon Llttlefield 

Mlrandy Jane Harrletta Keyes 

•Nora .Leona Amrose 

Cora ■'■■•' ..Iona D'Antry 

Dora Varney Sorrell 

Flora Hazel Wise 

Aurora Anna Hoffman 

Laura Elsie Artz 

Virginia Lee ..Florence Btadley 

three acts, by W. W. Jacobs and Louis N. 
Parker. Opened at the Lyceum Theatre, New 
■York City, Sept. 6. Closed Sept. 16. Cast: 

Capt. James Barley N. C. Goodwin 

Lieut. Seton Boyne Galwey Herbert 

Herbert Manners Frank Goldsmith 

Major Smedley George Sumner 

Tom Codd ....George Miller 

Augustus Smith Harray Barton 

John Dlbbs Neil O'Brien 

George Porter Owen Gwent 

Ted .......W. H. Post 

joe B. W. Parmenter 

Bill .....Frederick Raymond 

Alf Herbert Ayllng 

Jack Harry Gwynette 

Mrs. Smedley Ina Goldsmith 

Ethel Smedley Katherlne Florence 

Lncy Dallas Davenport Seymour 

Mrs Porter ...Katherlne Stewart 

Mrs. Baldwin ..Eva Vincent 

THE BARNSTORMER.— Comedy In three acts, 
l>y Sydney Rosenfeld. Opened at the Grand 
Theatre, Portland, Ore., Aug. 31. Cast: 

Ju!m Chesterfield Brown Ezra Kendall 

Z,'h Llmper .John Garrick 

Uttty ..Elizabeth King 

i.coft-rey ..Tburlow Bergen 

One Carpers Philip Bishop 

Hiram clem Langdon 

J-ihn Nesbltt Frederick Malcolm 

l: ""' .Kathryne Browne 

Caroline Nesbltt Rita O'Neill 

I'mlirla Edith Taliaferro 

lii-rhert Ashford Harold Russell 

father William H. J. Kennedy 

< i.ire Dwight Ethel Brandon 

'" ss 'e Mary Stockwell 

Hi;. BAD SAMARITAN.— Farce in four acts, 
• y.l.eorge Ade. Opened at Columbia Theatre, 
Washington. D. C. Sept. 4. Opened at Gar- 
•lyii Theatre, New York City. , Sept. 12. 
> -sod Sept. 23. Cast: ' 

' 'i>'le Ike Grldley, retired dealer in hides 

and tallow : Richard Golden 

W.liio Grldley, his only nephew E. See 



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Located between the Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, for the season of 1906. This was 
one of the most successful parks in the country the past season. The National G. A- K. en- 
campment will be held In Minneapolis next August, \mhich together with the Minnesota 
State Fair, will bring over 300,000 visitors to the Twin Cities. Correspondence is inviteairom 
the managers of bands of National reputation. Address all communications to 

H. A. DORSEY, President and Seneral Manager, Twin City Wonderland. 



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Never Before Seen Witt Any Other Act ^^ ^^ 

BANKERS AND BROKERS.-* Musical comedy 
In two acts by G. T. Smith and Aaron Hoff- 
man. Opened at the American Theatre, New 
York City, Oct. 9. Cast: 

Plncus G<« Yorke 

Fonsky Nlck Adams 

B. Dnnne Goode Jas. J. Collins 

Wood B. Holmes Bert Thayer 

Senor Santos Colozo P. T. S. Buckley 

Billy Bobbs Eddie Barto 

Orpheus Dippe -^ E , !U J S en ?' 

Bill S. Higher Ralphs Beals 

Ord. R. Round Linton DeWolf 

Allle Gator „V Dlc l P nrc 5 

Lulu Larchmont Rita Redmond 

Molly Sweet Anna Wilkes 

Jessie Jenks Mamie lafferty 

Jaquinette - - -KJhel Golden 

La France • ■ • •■!«"'« DeWolf 

Beauty ....Viola Maccy 

Bride • Sylphette 

j u ne Lolette Names 

Moss Knlxy Wing 

Amalga Mated Margie Catlln 

Miss Ourl Daisy Dlckerman 

Con Solidated Helen Phillips 

Tennle See i? sa 5? 1 M ?5 roe 

Western Union Kathleen Adair 

Atchy Son Nettle Lyons 

- - •- Sadie Morris 

.........Mabel Croft 

...... Eleanor Ingham 

....Mildred Newman 

„„„ „., Carrie Cooper 

Sugar Trust Bertha Reed 

Erie First Gussle Bettels 

Lehigh Common Helen Grant 

Pensy Vanta : Maale Freeman 




uivArree >vn «5Ff!RETARIES: BRONCHO JOHN and his Wild Wert Special 
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nn^eoDte lore to sS BBOSCHO JOHN tne genuine scout and successful military 
raided wir. BBONCHO JOrtN with his men. animals, outfit and exhibitions are 
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Alton' Rhodes ....v. 

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Putsou Calls ....... 

A. J. Ticker 

.- ......... .Laura Ferry 

.............Jos EYers 

Walter Gnnther 

Herman Waltheis 

... Kenneth Junor 

........ Bnrt La Shore 

..........Chas. Manners 

THE -BELLE OF r AVENUE A-— Musical corned; 

In three acts. Book and'Iyrlcs by Harry-W11 T 

' Hams; and * mnsie-* by Egbert Van Alstyne. 

; . Opened at the Grand Opera House, New York 

City; Oct. 9. Cast: 

George Fairfax .........Hal Clements 

: ' Judge : Stuvesant Green-de-MInt. 

..; .Win S. Rising; 

% Lord CecU Cavendish.... -...Frank Holllns . 

.1 Spike McNeil ........Billy Kent 

Carl Date .—..— — .....-;. — ..'Nat Fields 
^ 'Solomon Bloom ^. "...:.'....-.. .Harry- Fields 

> atcbem .-.-.a ........ .William Scott . 

Straight ...,., . . . . - . .Robert "Wade 

Jacket . — .... ......Francis -.MacGuire . 

Marie Fairfax Marie Dnmont 

- Sophronla.v Cambridge ..v^~.. ---;-. Maud Earl 

• Mrs.t McClnskey .v..;;..i..;;.Jida Boschell 

Bernice Deriga .............Bertha Gilbert 

Haggle Burns ... .. . .... . .. .Elfie. Fay 

THE BEADTY DOCTOR.— - Musical . comedy In 
two ac-ls. Book t-? Howard X, Shelley, lyrics 
by Thomas W. Prior; mdslc by Tred-Hy lands 
and C H. Kerr. Opened at the Fourteenth 

.Street : :Tnea tie; New York City. Sept. 25. 

Julia D<e La. Creme .Claire Greenville ' 

Gerald!:?«- Bc'SeinJ* .'...-..': -.;LottIeUart 
Flora .. ....... ». ., . „.MarJe Hylands 

^.Valeria ' : Veronicas ^ 

?Ebenezer> Lester . . . . 

-Ketchum Quick ...; 
Solomon Cohen- ..... 

^Jack;^Lesterr^>>i ; .^V.. 


......Susie Winner 

.:.J~..^Dan (Moyles 
....Will PhUbrlck 

.....Earl Redding 

.James R- Waters 
.-...;."H- D. Johns 
;;.L". A. Rogers . 

Waiter .....;.A1. Ohlendorf 

Pansy .....Jessie Cardownle 

BEFORE AMD A1FTBE.— Farce, by Leo. Dlt- 
richstein. Opened at the Parson Theatre, 
Hartford. Conn., Not. 6. 
Cast Includes Fritz Williams, Thomas A. 

Wise, Kenyon Bishop. Katherine Florence,- Geo. 

C. Boniface, Jr., and Leo Dltrichstein. - 

CATCH. OF THE SEASON.— Musical drama In 
two acts, i'by Seymour, Hicks 'and Cosmo 
Hamilton. Opened rat Italy's Theatre, New 
York Glty, - ' Aug. 28. Cast: j_ ■ 

.Farren Sontar 
...Fred. Kaye 
...Fred Wright, Jr. 
...... ...Bert Slnden 

.W. L. Branscombe 
. . .Tallenr Andrews 
. • , . .Frank Norman 
i '. . .Tack "H, Millar 
. r."TVlvIan "Graham 

The Duke of St. Jermyns. 
Lord Bagdad Monteagle . . 
Mr. William Gibson 
Lord Yatton : . . ..... 

" Sir- John Crystal .... 
Tallenr .Andrews ... 
Captain Busnpool ... 

— almeric. Moqfpeller . 
Badminton ": .. . . .... 

Hon^WOlIam Dorking. John F. O'SulHvan 
Bucket ...............Master Louis Victor 

First Footman ......... -William Jefferson 

Second Footman ...... I .-.....-. .C. J. Evans 

The Duchess ..Mrs," J. P. West 

Lady Caterham .....~...i.....Mand Milton 

Lady Crystal ...... — — .. .Annie Esmond 

The Hon. Sophia Bedford. ...... .Jane May 

The Hon. Honorla Bedford. Margaret Fraser 

Angela .Edna May 

Pricess Schcwenhdhe*Hohenschowen ... - 
..V.....-...-....V......... ..V.Madge Greet 

Hon. Ermyntrnde Dorking. ...Vivian Vowles 

Clotnde ...Dora Serening 

CUSTER'S LAST FIGHT.— Historical melo- 
drama in four acts, by Hall Reid. .Opened 
at the Star. Theatre, New York City, Aug. 
21.' Cast: '" ' 

-':''.. :.- r -- .. ••""•■• i '". .-■•■ <"'-"„: 
Bulfalo BUI ...... . . . . Jfontgomery-'Irrlng 

" Charles Dunn ..'... ..*.... ....John McKee 

Harold Eastlake George C. Thompson 

. Bounding Elk ...........Frederick Backus 

Yellow Hand .... ... . ; .George L. Kennedy 

Black Ben Tones Guy H. Bartlett 

Sitting Boll ...Jack Andrew 

Wahkeneetah • . .... ... .Sam. L. Maurice 

Louis Ramsay ...........Lillian Lancaster 

Dove Eye Margaret Nelson 

Mrs. Mary Boody Fannie Abbott 

Crystal Katnerine Doollng 

Brave Bear . . . . . .Qulnnebln 

Markoe .....By Himself 

Betsey Baker ....... ....:. .-.;;.By Herself 

George Westley ... . .William H. Lewis 

General Custer Eugene WeHer 

CtlANSMIAJN.— A dramatization of the 
Thomas Dixon, Jr., novel by the same name. 
Opened at the Academy of Music. Norfolk, 
Va.. Sept. 22. 

Cast includes Georgia Welles, Franklin 
Ritchie, Austin Webb and John B. Cook. 

THE CROSSING.— Four act play by Winston 
Churchill and Louis E. Shlpman. Opened at 
the Euclid Avenue Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, 
Oct. 2. Cast: 

Nicholas Temple .... 

- David Ritchie 

Auguste De St. Ore... 
Harry- Riddle (known 

Baron de Carondelet.. 

M. De St. Gre 

Dr; Perrln 


Pierre .. 


'Mrs. Temple 

Antoinette De St. Gre. 
Baroness de Carondelet. 

Mme. Se St Gre 

Mme. Bouvet 

..John -Blair 

H. McAllister 

Etienne Glrardot 

as Col. Olive).." 
....Alex. F. Frank 
Arthur B. Lawrence 
.....R. V. Ferguson 

Edward Donnelly 

Shelley Hall 

...F. BJchter 

....~ W. Wood 

Mabel Bert 

....Violet Honk 
.Laura Clement 
.Eugenie Uphan 
Madge Olllnger 

THE -duke OF DDLUTH. — Operatic farce In 
two acts, by George Broadbnrst. Music by 
Max 8. Witt. Opened at the Majestic Thea- 
tre, New York City, Sept. 11. Cast: 

Darling Doollttle Nat M. Wills 

Klakka IV Henry Norman 

Dennis O'Hara Stanley Hawkins 

Giuseppl Barratta ....Robert Paton GIbbs 

Jasper Washington Greeen Frank White 

The High Priest Frank DeardnS 

Messenger A. G. Franklin 

Ameera Edith Decker 

Princess Fllrtlno Hattle Arnold 

Jhansl Catherine Call 

Blanca Diva Marolda 

Assistant to the High Priest. .May Harrison 

Lieutenant Gertrude Merrill 

Terpslo Elenor Brooks .. 

Ballera Georgia Brooks 

DE LANCEY. — Comedy In three acts by Au- 
gustus Thomas. Opened at Empire Theatre, 
New York City, Sept. 4. Closed Nov. 4 
for road tour. Cast: 

M. 3. ............ 


Thomas ~ Hlbbard . 
James De Lancey 


Annt Ruth 

Bin Gooding 


Jacqueline 'Marple 

Irene Millard 



Mr. Millard 



Dave Marple ..... 



Mrs. HIbbard .... 

Guy Nichols 

...C. Maclean Savage 

...Sidney Irving 

......John Drew 

Walter Hale 

.....Kate Meek 

Arthur Elliott 

W. Bechtel 

Margaret Dale 

— .......Doris Keene 

Albert Roccardl 

W. Bechtel 

Frank E. Aiken 

Robert Sellable 

...Harry Redding 

...Menefee Johnstone 
. . . . . .Albert Roccardl 

May Galyer 

Cornelia Bedford 

DON CARLOS.— Drama by Schiller. Opened at 

. Valentine Theatre, Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 27. 

Produced at Grand Theatre, Chicago, Oct. 30. 


THE DRiAGON F1LY. — Drama, by John Luther 
Long and Edw. Chllds Carpenter. Opened at 
the Garrlck Theatre, Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 
IS. Company headed by Minnie Sellgman and 
William Bramwell. Tour dosed. 

HASY DAWSON.— Comedy In three acts, by 
E. E. Kidder. Opened In Washington, D. C 
Aug. 14. Produced at Wallace's Theatre, 
New York City, Aug. 22. Closed Nov. 11. 

Ripley Royal Dawson.. Raymond Hitchcock 

Henry Titus ...John Bonny 

Benjamin Grlerson -Scott Cooper 

Bruce Brlerson ............Earle Browne 

Count Glacomo ChlnqnescndI...Nlck Brlgllo 

Wellington Bonaparte William Martin 

Rose Dawson ..................Julie Heme 

Hannah Doty ........Grace Grlswold 

Sadie Collins ...Flora Zabelle 

Mrs. Chnrchill-Chnrchlll-Breton 

Jeffreys Lewis 

Ernestine Ormby Levell Taylor 

Angle Bates Phyllis Sherwood 

EDMUND BURKE.— Romantic Irish play, in 
four acts, by Theodore Burt Sayre. Opened 
at the Hyperion Theatre, New Haven. Conn., 
Sept. 11. Produced at the Majestic Theatre, 
New York City, Oct. 2-21. Cast: 

Edmund Bnrke Channcey Olcott 

Oliver Goldsmith Daniel Jarrett 

Frederick Mace Greenleaf 

Lord Nugent Verner Clarges 

Sir Hugh Vivian .Thomas David 

Captain Gnllver Richard Malcnlen 

Maurice Desneyer ....Macy Harlam 

Terry ..;.. .......George Brennan 

Haversham .....Charles Ogle 

Slogger Murphy ..Charles Ogle 

Lord Bertie Gladys Mllbonrne Smith 

Mickey Mnrpby ...Lottie Mlllbourne Smith 

Lord Archie Lottie Mlllbourne Smith 

•Lady Phyllis ......Edith Mlllbonrne Smith 

Mary Nugent ...Edna Phillips 

Mrs. O'Grady .Elizabeth Washburoe 

Gabrlelle Le Jenne Eleanor Brownlns 

Mona Charlotte Mlllbourne Smith 

THE FILIBUSTER. — Musical comedy. t>7 
Broadhnrst and Swain. Opened at Garrlcl 
Theatre. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 0. Closed 
week of Oct. 23 In Kansas. Cast: 

Captain Bob Gatllng Hallen Mostyn 

Llentenant Francis Seabrooke. Frank Turner 

Bunny ; ...Frank Lalor 

General Bnstamente YCabrlllo Y Gon- 
zales ..Theodore Frlehus 

Silas Fosdlck ...Theodore Friebus 

■Bolivar ............... .....Tom Hadaway 

Rutherford ...Charles Seagreave 

Landlord Charles Seagreave 

Adams Charles Dockery 

Captain Salvatore Garcia O. J. Vanesse 

Reggie Motherson .H. C. French 

Captain Enchilada Harry Pursrti 

Donnn Dolores ................Kate Condon 

Bouncing Bet Helena Phillip* 

Dolly Dashlngton Isobel Hull 

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FIGHTING FATE.— Melodrama In four acts, by 
Edward Locke. Opened at the Star Theatre. 
New York City, Aug. 14. Cast: 

Harry Langdoh ........... .Angus Gustann 

Francis Clark William A. Pulley 

Pincus Meyer .Tn. Aiken 

Henry, Italian John K. Mackay 

Ueddle Rooney ................ .Dan Healy 

Mickey Dugan. ..............Harry Smith 

Chief of Police George Dear 

Francis DuBoise Walter Cooke 

Detective Smith ....Louis Wolf 

Officer Grouch ........ .... . . . . . .H. Sneers 

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Detective Williams ....... .William Oviatt 

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Walter .....M. Kelly 

ARKle Cllne ....Irene Meara 

Hose Dornton Antoinette Smart 

Mrs. Stewart Florence Bell 

Old Rebecca Agnes Jewell 

-Mrs. Cranio Mary Fleming 

l.nrry Stewart Anne Blanche 

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Fay Templeton Is starred. Others are Victor 
Moore. Julia Ralph. Lois Bwell, Chas ling, P- 
Walter Craven. Jas. H. Manning, Louis R. Grts- 
ell, Alt. DeBa\l, Eugene McGreggor, Miss Cox. 
A. C. Heath, J. Simons, Marguerite Lane, Nat. 
Royster, Maurice G. Elliott. Marion Singer. 
Frank E. Bcnor. A. E. Arc?i:u-d, J. S. Donuelly, 
Donald Brlon. Chas. H. Prince, Nevada Msyn- 
ard, Rhea Clemans and Margantta Mase. 

A PAiBR EXCHANGE.— Play !>y,.H M. Blos- 
som. Opened at the UarrlCK Tneatre, Phila- 
delphia, Pa.. Sept. 25. 
Thomas W. Ross Is starred. Others are Ltale 

Hudson Collier. Bijou Fernandez. Joan Flood 

and George _ Parsons. 

THE POOR LEAF CLOVER.— Musical comedy 
in four acts. »y Martha Morton. Opened at 
Parson's Theatre, Hartford. Conn.. Oct. 
S. Closed week of Oct. 16. Cast: 

Dr. Horatlon Brown C. Boniface. Jr. 

Dr. John Brown Claude Brooke 

Reginald Arthur Jefferson DeWltt Van 

OeBtend •• .Brandon Hurst 

William Slapover Walter Perkins 

Hanaman Jellows Snitz Edwards 

Slgnor Di Bonnettl Edonard Durand 

Mrs. DeMar Fosseret Maode _Granger 

James Pierce wl W ai ?, H oT5S? 

Beatrice Forrest Sophia Scott 

Paul Jennings James Brennan 

Howard Klrtland i- G e? rg ? Bright 

Francis Miller I* R. Lefferson 

Clover Brown E ona Aug 

three acts by John J. McNally. Opened In 
Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 22 Produced at 
Herald Square Theatre. New York City, Oct. 
16. Cast: 
Fritz Von Swobenfrlts ....Joseph Cawthorn 

Pat McCann Mark „ HaI t 

Bella .McCann Sue Stoart 

Elena McCann Alison Skipworth 

J. Edward Corley Julius M. Tannen 

Charles Hart Frank W. Shea 

Lil McGraln 
Snsette Sorbonne .. 

Alfred Hines 

Millie Meyers 

Grant Bellyne 

Teddy Mullane . . . 
Fergus O'Flaherty 
Tim Sullivan ..... 

Slim Jim 

"Fatty" Dnpols .. 
Mat. McGregor ... 






Mrs. HartJndson 

...Ada Lewis 
. Neva Aymar 
.George Austin Moore 

Suzanne Halnren 

Melville Ellis 

Chas. McDonald 

Robert O'Connor 

Henry E. Valois 

Earl J. Benham 

Ed. J. Broulllette 

Charles Close 

Oorlnne Uzzell 

Violet Barnes 

Alva Holland 

Beryle Dare 

P. Lekosky 

Stella Mayhew 

THE GERMAN GYPSY.— Comedy drama, by 
Sidney Ellis. Opened at the Grand Opera 
House, Wilmington, Del.; Aug. 28. Cast: 

Mete Englebrecht AL H. Wilson 

General Von Lundberg. . . .Tbos. M. Hunter 

Wolfgar VLL? ? 8 . ^^ 

Clarence Rock P ™S C "iPfffP 

Jake A Av T ^ H »°J 8t £ n 

Martin :-■ -W. H. Marble 

Oulgg Ton y Wayland. 

ZanTar Howard Lerrick 

Bruno ...Len B. Kane 

Zilpah Evelyn SUble 

Widow Teller.. Josephine Florence Shepherd 

Rosie Teller ..Lillian Rhodes 

Granny Francis Ibbotson 

Little Gretcnen...... Little Gladys Hnlette 

mm GEEBER OF GEOK. — Musical comedy. 
Opened at the Garrlck Theatre, Chicago, Aug. 

Oast Includes Dave Lewis, James C. Mar- 
lowe. Toby Lyons, John Keefe, Joan Park, 
Amelia Stone. Mae Taylor. Neena Blake. Mayme 
Kelso and Florence Townsend. 

edy, by Harry DeMine. Openel at the Ly- 
ceum Theatre, Rochester, N. Y.. Oct. 1-4 . 

Company headed by Henry Woodruff and Edna 

BUS QRA.CE DE GiRAMMOWir^-tRooHorae comedy 
in four acts, by Clyde .Fitch. Opened Jit 
Park Theatre, Boston, Mass.. Sept. 14. Oast. 

Charles II.. ■**£?* JlT*?* 

The Count de Grammont Otis Skinner 

Lord Jermyn fiobert _Peyton Carter 

(Lord Arlington 

Mr. James .Hamilton. 
Lord Chamberlain.... 

Servant at Hamilton's 

Lady Castlemalne. 

Mrs. Mlddleton 

Miss Warmster 


(Elizabeth Hamilton.. 

Xbaxies WeRea 
...iWllBaa Rosell 
....Daniel Fennel 

John Boy Ian 

.Jennie Eustace 
.....Marlon Abbott 

Helen Ware 

Sarah Padden 

JLaura Hope Crew. 

Musical Comedy, by George M. Cohan. Opened 
:«t Great Southern Theatre, Columbus. O.. 
-■ Pt. 2o. Produceo at Colonial Theatre, fbl- 
'••iso, Oct. 1. . . . , - 



Miss Bishop 

Mrs. Sadler 

Mrs. Taylor ......... 

Dutch Gussle ........ 

Miss O'Toole 

Marie •••• 

Jeanette Worthlngton 

Mary Clarke 

Frances Hope 

Grace Arlington' 

Anna Lee 

Pearl Brown 

Dorothy Odell 

Leila McKenste 

Viola Carlstedt 

. . .Grace Whitworth 
..Emmalyn Lackaye 
....Grace Naesmlth 

VIoU CecU 

Martin George 

...Gladys Lockwood 
....Belle Trlnchard 

Madeline Foster 

Teddy Carter 

..Kathryn Howland 
.....Emma Hopkins 

Frances Sears 

... .Belle Trlnchard 

Evelyn Johnson 

.....Pauline Cooper 

THE GRAFTER.— Musical comedy, by James 
O'Dea and Wfl C. Powell. Opened at the~ 
Globe Theatre, Boston, Mass., Aug. 
Cast: ~ " 

Bill Grafter 

Bud Wilson 

Baron von Hlrsh . . 
JackDesmon .... 

Mr. Burton 

G. Horace Homer, 
Berne G. Jones ... 

Ella Burton 

Mrs. Burton 

Mrs. Wilson 

Mercy Hanks 

Phoebe , 

"Hap" Ward 

William Friend 

William Maxwell 

Charles Bates 

Donald Harold 

Tony Williams 

Richard Barry 

...Winifred Spaulding 

May Thompson 

....Daisy Dudley 

Lucy Daly 

Lncy Daly 

drama. In four acts, by Mark Swan. Opened 
at the American Theatre, New York City, 
Sept. 18. Cast: 

Michael Nolan James RnsseD. 

Pat Dolan J S* m ,P^ e 2 

Tom Croscton .Thomas G. Tiingnam 

Simon Stakes Royal Thayer 

McNamsra J0lu » c J? n 5 8e 5'. M lr 

Simmons Frank Battin 

Hawley K- G. Archibald 

Otto G. A. Wylie 

Levinskl J «hh A-Sallor 

Dennis Henry Johns 

Robinson WHUam Hexter 

Sawney C. A. Carpenter 

j^rty -John Bnrt 

Lncy Tempest Annie C. Russell 

Hilda Keene Millie Blanchard 

Cissy Carlisle -H«»;l Harroun 

Marie • Slots ,B<»g°« 

g a m e Annie Gould 

HER OKEAT MATCH.— Play, in four acts, 
by Clyde Pitch. Opened at the Criterion The- 
• ater. New York City, Sept. 4. Cast: 

"Jo" Sheldon Maxlne ElUott 

Mrs. Sheldon Madge Girdlratone 

Victoria. Botes <><'1U<' ^TSS e 

Grand Duchess Mme. MathlWe Cottrelly 

Countess Casavettl .Suzanne Perry 

Crown Prince Adolph Charles Cherry 

Mr. Augustus Botes Herbert • Standing 

Mr. Cyril Botes Leon Qnartermalne 

Mr. Prank Wilson Felix Ha™"* 8 

S-ilen Cory Thomas 

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comedy, by Q. B. Shaw. Revived at the 
Garrlck Theatre. New York City, Sept. IS. 

Her Lover ..Arnold Daly 

Her Husband ...Dodson Mitchell 

Herself .Dorothy Bevell 

Kafpylamd.— Comic opera. In two acts, by 
'Frederick Sanken and Reginald Be Koven. 
Opened at Hyperion Theatre, New Haven, 
"Conn.. Aug. 31. Produced at Lyric Theatre. 
New York City, Oct. 2. Oast: 

Ecutatlcus.... ©e WoK Hopper 

Sphinxns......... ....... . . .. .William "Wolff 

Altimns IWlllkm Danforth 

B<ortunatus. .Joseph Phillips 

Appollus. ....... ..... .......John Dunsmuire 

Pedro .Flank Casey 

Adonis Carl Haydn 

Kayonna Ada Deaves 

iTh Lady Patricia Estelle Wentworth 

HE^L. 1 * * AUcla ...Bertha Shalek 

I Sylvia ..Marguerite Clark 

THE HAM TJ3HE.— Musical comedy. In three 
acts, by George B. Hobart Opened at Sew 
York Theatre. New York City, August 28. 
Closed Nov. 11 for road tour. Cast: 

Alexander Hanfbletonlan. .. .James Mclntyre 

Henry Jones. .t. K. Heath 

Cherlock Baffles .JW. C. Fields 

Ernest Everhart... Forrest Huff 

Lord Spotcash- David Torrence 

Lawrence Klcklebacker Alfred Fisher 

Mrs. Nieklebacker. Jobyna Howland 

Tessle NIeklebacker Caroline Gordon 

Desdemona Belle Gold 

Jlnrpsey......... ........ .....Harry Cooper 

|S«o£by .Otto T. Jobnsone 

Bm Peters.. , .Harry 'Tally 

Ike Malnstern... ............... Drrlns; Cooper 

Len Smith ..(Harry D. Mayo 

HA2BL KBBJKEE.— Drama. Revived at the Ja- 
cob Theatre, Elizabeth, W. j., Sept. 10-. Cast: 

Dunston Kirke ...{Frank ■Weston 

Mercy Klrke........ Pauline DuffleM 

Aaron Rodney.... .Charles E. Bunnell 

Arthur- Carrlngford .Edward Eisner 

Pittacus Green. ..Herbert Fortler 

Methnsarom.... .Fred C. House 

Barney......... Lester AHen 

Douy Button..... .Helen Young 

tady Travers.... Mrs. S JR. Gordon 

S"*----,— -Bhea Bacon 

Hazel Kirk. Miss Effle Elaler 

IT'S HP TO YOU. JOHN HENRY.— ^Farce-com- 
edy, by Geo. V. Hobart. Opened at Wilming- 
ton. Del.. Sept. 19. 

Charles Grapewln Is starred. Others are Anna 
Chance, Edward C. Gillespie, Charles Morton, 
Nat Kolb, Fred Mower, James Allen, Harry 
Crandall, John Dillon, Emma Morey, Virginia 
Sanford, Blanche Howard, Anna E. Winters, 
Kathryn Pearl and Ruth Black. 

THE JEWELS OF FdEE.— One act tragedy, by 
Walger Whitesides. i>t>cned at the Boyd 
Theatre, Omaha, Neb., -'Oct- 9. as a curtain 
raiser to David Garrlck',; Love, l.y Mr. White- 
sides* company. 

JTJSTT OTJT OF OOOJIiBGE. — Farce, in three acts, 
by George Ade. Opened at Hyperion The- 
atre, New Haven, Conn., Sept. 25. Produced 
at Lyceum Theatre. New York City, Sept. 2T- 
•Nov. 17. Cast: 

"By Georgia"... ... Henry WortUngton 

Swinger, Just out of college 

... — Joseph Wheelock, Jr. 

Septimus Pickering, In the pickle business 

-- - -Eugene J. Epson 

'Silvers" Mason, Swinger's old college 

chum....... ....Charles Jackson 

Caroline Pickering, only daughter of Sep- 
timus ........Catherine Oilman 

*N. W. Jones, a female business man.... 

.Mabel Amber 

Genevieve Chizzle. . one of those candid 

friends........ .....Georgle Mendum 

Lnella Jenkins Pickering, president of the 

Co-ordinate Culture Clubs 

■ Louise Sydmeth 

Bernlce McComUck, a stenographer 

Blanche Stoddard 

Aunt Julia Swinger, of Dulutb, Minn... 

Mrs. E. A. Eberle 

HHE (LABYB1BBEH. — Drama, by Paul Hervleu. 
Opened at National Theatre, Washington, D. 
C, Oct. 23. Cast: 


Max de Pogis 

Louis, In Act I 

Louis, in Acts I., in, 

M. Villard-Dnval 

Mme. Vlllard-Duval. . . 

George Le Breoil 

Hubert de St. Eric... 
Paillette de St. Eric. 

Pierre, their son 

The Doctor 

A ; Peasant. ........... 

A Carpenter 

Olga Nethersole 

. — Hamilton Revelle 

...Winnie Crisp 

., IV... Leonard Crisp 
..William Farren, jr. 
........ Louise Moody 

Hubert Carter 

.Charles Quartermaine 
...Dorothy Grlmston 

.Dora Crisp 

Hairy Dodd 

.E. C. Ashley 

'.'. ,~B. A. Monks 

HEARTS OS" GOOD.— Eomantlc drama. In four 
acts, «>y Jay Hunt-- Opened at the American 
Theatre, New York City, Aug. SH. Cast: 

Burton Caswell- 

Horace Fairfield 

Doctor Alnsley 

Sampson. ... . . . ..... . 

Corporal Crawford. ... 

■ Lieutenant Jackson... 

Walter ~ Fairfield . . 

Bathr Fairfield.. ...... 

Mammy Susan. .... . . 

Arthur Fairfield . . 

(Nea JjBayton... 

Fred Dalton... ....... 


Atlanta Alnsley..... 

Margery Dalton... 

......Maurice. Freeman 

.........Frank Russell 

Wallace Shaw 

George M. Devere 

Harry Mitchell 

........ .Elmer Adams 

..Gnssle Henry 

.....Charlotte Severson 

Christine Hffl 

..Joseph F. Duval 

....Theodore Cameron 

■ J. M. Waters 

Robert GUUa 

Charlotte Hunt 

......{Eva M. Dennison 

IN THE BISHOP'S OAR(BaiA6E...Cbannlng Pol- 
lock's dramatization of Miriam Michloson's 
story. In four acts. Opened at Stone Opera 
House. pton. N. Y.. Oct. 12. Pro- 

duced a.t Power's Theatre. Chicago. Oct. 23. 
Cast Includes Mabel Taliaferro. Arthur Byron, 
E. J. Radcliffe, Mary Hampton and Grant Stew- 

A JIOTJLIY BABON.— Musical comady. In two 
acts; book by Jos. LeBrandt, music by Harry 
Von THzer. Opened at Fourteenth Street The- 
atre, New York City, Sept. 4. Cut: 

Louis Baron Billy. S. GUtTord 

Chris. Baron...... Joe Fields 

Jacob Sehmltt Mark Wook-y 

IWflly-of-tne-Yacht Leo Hayes 

Zack Housem W. H. White 

Baron Von Holstein. George Kaget 

Police Officer Charles T. i'arr 

Julia Bauer Jeannette Mjrcelle 

Maydee Mathllde PrevlUe 

Maria Madge Pierce 


comedy, by G. B. Shaw. Produced at the 

Garrlck Theatre, New York City, Oct. 11. 

THE HON AND THE MOUSE. — Play In four 
acts by Charles Klein. Opened at the Mid- 
dlesex Theatre, Middeltown, Conn., Oct 20. 

Endozla Sadie Strlngham 

Rev. Pontifex Beetle Edward See 

Jane Beetle Margaret Gray 

Mrs. Bossmore Julia Hanchett 

Miss Nesblt Carolyn Elberts 

Judge Bossmore Walter Allen 

Ex-Judge Stott Frazer Coulter 

Expressman ..James T. McDonald 

Toby Rlcketts Augnstln Daly Wilkes 

Shirley Grace Elliston 

Jefferson Ryder ..Richard Bennett 

Hon. Fitzroy Bagley Martin Sabine 

Jorkina .. James Stone 

Senator Roberts E. A. Bberle 

Kate Roberts Marlon Pollock Johnson 

Mrs. John Bnrkett Ryder... Marg. St John 

John Bnrkett Ryder ..Edmund Breese 

Mala Ruth Richmond 

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Nora Bellly 

Aunt Jndy ......... 

Dodson Mitchell 

. Charles Crosby 

Arnold Daly 

George Farren 

......Mark Price 

...... John Flndlay 

Winchell Smith 

.....Joseph M. Sparks 

Fred Tyler 

...... .Joseph Madders 

Cbrystal Herne 

. .Mrs. John Flndlay 

THE LIFE THAT KILLS.— Drama in four 
acts, by Fessler and Bae. Opened at the Tha- 
lia Theatre, New York City, Aug. 21. Cast: 

EN THE LAND OS* COTTON. — Three act com- 
edy drama, by Daniel L. Hart. Opened at the 
New Roehelie Theatre. New RocbeUe, N. Y.. 
Oct. 9. -> 
Robert Hon t ex is starred. 

Sir Edward Lowe. 
Harry Lowe 
Reginald Esmond 

Jim Murdoch 

ttey Cohen 

Jim Todd 

John Martin 

Dan Sherlock 

Loyale Norman ... 
(Mrs. Esmond ..... 
MabeTle Lowe 
Mary Ann Cohen 

Liza Murdoch 

Flossie Stillwater . 

....Alban W. Parcel! 

Walter Sberwln 

Selmar Romalne 

....... .-Maurice Drew 

.... — ...Joe Prosser 

......Robert Wagner 

........John Monger 

...... .Thomas Burke 

Edythe Bowand 

Edythe Bowand 

• • Grace Welby : 

........ . . . . Jagaurina : 

Carrie Hewlns 

Jnne Johnson 

IiBAH _ KpjsaHMA.— Drama. Revived at the 
Manhattan Theatre. New York City, Sept. 
38. Closed Oct. 14 for the road. Cast: 

jf" 80 Chas. A. Mlllward 

! A ^*Jff' 18 -- Ohas. A. Stevenson 

2g??% lMCe > i Marshall Welsh 

Sffi' Na «,ar . Harold Howard 

Mlmus, the Echo iFrancls Powers 

SS?"^ Frank Westerton 

S^SLZ*, 18 ™ George Harcourt 

Sylvestros Gilmore Scott 

Dyalxes..... Louis Keller 

Bram-Bora .Fred Yoke 

Master of the Tower ...H. G. Carlton 

Servant of the Tower Edna Griffin 

The Shade of Menethus. .Charles Hungerford 

J? 1 * '!? 08 Willard Sterling 

Idmondus...... Gordon West 

A Mock Herald William Shay 

ST" 8 .™:;:;--- Edwin Hardin 

gerald of the Senate Franklin Mills 

!Fage of the Senate Harold Guernsey 

A Bargeman Lydlan Durrett 

^"i" 8 Ten Johnson 

SSS; .Edward Brown 

S?*™* Charles Wright 

Var-Igon y. L- e,^ 

Slave of the Whips J. w. Carroll 

Slave o fthe Queen's Boor Ernest Dale 

The Chad Vasha JnnfpeltoS 

Julia Doma Corah Adams 

^"S 11 Maria Davis 

M ^" Cala Roberts 

J*f™ Laura Osborne 

Xiellt Belle De Gez 

A Singing Bird Madeleine Livingston 

A4rea Sirs. Leslie Carter 

MOBS DOOLY DOULABS.— Opera, by Henry B. 
Smith and Victor Herbert Opened at the 
Knickerbocker Theatre, 'New York City, Sept. 
4. Played New Amsterdam Theatre Oct. 18-28. 

Dorothy Gay Lulu Glaser 

■Lord Bnrltngam Melville Stewart 

Finny Doollttle IB. C. Herz 

Samuel Gay Charles Bradshaw 

Mrs. Gay Carrie Perkins 

Guy Gay Carter de Haven 

Bertha Billings olive Murray 

CeWate Essie Ferguson 

(Lieu tenant Von BIchter ...Henry Vogel 

j*" 88 ?; Byron Ongley 

The Hon. 'Percy Fit*boodle..Wm. Naoghton 
The Marquis de Baccarat. .... .James Leahy 

Baron von Rbeinheister Carl Hartberg 

Count Runoffsky James Rtany 

Count Cblantl Enrico Oremonte 

'Duke de Bolero......... John" Ardlxone 

Prince Umskyvitch Sidney Harris 

Captain Sheridan Barry Edward Leahy 

Hon. Montague Bank .Bessie Holbrook 

Hon. Mayland Bank Sadie Probst 

JJfTOry Lillian Spencer 

Milllcent Queenle Hewitt 

First Ballff .Joseph Frohoff 

Second BalUff L. F. Sampson 

Helen Hastings Paula Desmond 

Freda DreBsler iKlsa Rhelbardt 

^teUe De Lange.. VWa Whlbmore 

Nora MdCree .Aline Redmond 

Ruth Detainers Helen Marltborough 

Verna Rodriguez Leila Benton 

Miriam Odell.. ..Suzanne Parker 

Frances Mortimer. .... .. .T. .Gabrlelle SUM 

melodrama, by Daniel Hart. Opened at the 
'Fourteenth Street Theatre, New York City. 
Sept. 18. Cast: 

Col. William Warrant. 
Capt. James Jennings.. 
Sergt. George Harvey. 

Gen. Sidney Leland 

Surgeon Sidney Bntler., 
Corp. Charles Bowmar. 

Private HH1 

Lieut. Pace 

Major James Wilson... 

Thomas Mobberly , 

Amos Meedy 

Virginia Leland 

Louise Madison 

Mrs. Gilroy 

. . .Albert McGovern 

Oscar Norfleet 

William Hart 

.George W. Mitchell 

L. P.Hlcks 

...... .Francis Yale 

....James H. Scott 

....J. F. WIghaman 

.John . L. Wooderson 
..Arthur E. Sprague 
.Charles H. Phillips 
..Wlllette Kershaw 
•'...Margaret Evans 
.........Lou Ripley 

MOOtNSainiNIE.— Mnslcal comedy, by Geo. V. 
5 < * ar ^ BJu1 Milton Royle. Opened at De- 
trolt Opera House, Detroit, Mich., Sent. 25. 
Produced at liberty Theatre, New York City, 

Marie Cahlll is starred. Others are William 
Ingersoll, George Beban, Frederick Paulding, 
Dick Temple. Alan Turner, H. R. Roberts 
Harry Taylor, Clara Palmer. Lillian Lnwson. 
Frances Gordon and 8adle Harris. 

miaje. MXXIHSTB.— Operetta, by Victor Her- 
bert and H. M. Iliossoin. Opened at Trenton. 
N. J.. Oct. 7. Cast: 

Henri De Bouvray, Comte de St. Mar 

_ ..William Pruette 

Capt. Etlenne De Souvray, his nephew.... 

• Walter Perclval 

Hiram Bent, an American Millionaire.... 

_ Claude Gilllngwater 

Gaston, an artist, Mme. Cecile's son.... 

„••■■; Leo .Mars 

General Le Marquis De Villefranche 

_ George Schrader 

Lieut. Rene La Motte, engaged th Marie 

Louise Howard Chambers 

Francois, porter at Mme. Cecile's 

., ;.":.• J - A - Klernan 

Mme. Cecile, proprietress of a Parisian hat 

„ ""OP- Josephine Bart let 

Fanctaete, her daughter Edna Fassett 

Nan'tte, her daughter. .. .Blanche Morrison 

Marie Louise, Etlenne's sister. 

Louise LeBaron 

Bebe, dancer at' Follies Bergere... .Ida Mora 

Mrs. Hiram Bent Bertha Holly 

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if .»i* AND SUPEKMiAIN.— Comedy, In teree 

*£i, by George Bernard Shaw. Opened «t 

Hudso? ThlStre, New York City, Sept. 5. 



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. xtiKililR OF MEN.— Twenty-minute curtain 
A ra^ropened at Lyceum Theatre. New York 

City, Aug. 21. Cast: 

stOT? Opened at Madison Square Theatre, 
New Xork City, Oct 2. Cast: 
Lieut. Robert Warburton.. Henry ■ B. Dlxey 
Charles Henderson..... Sydiaey Booth 

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Snel mnf- Raleigh -Jam« « A. Bliss 

Maeistrate Watts.. Fred W. Peters 

pi»?k of Court • - -Duane Wagar 

Officer O^BrTen... -Chester Becroft 

Officer O'Brien. ^ € W Pe1e£ 

Monsieur Pierre.... -Jr ed W. "ters 

Miss Betty Annesley Carlotta Nlllson 

NaTcy Warburton. ....... . .Marie Nc^strom 

urs Conway Constance Adams 

Co?a"..^ !............•• "ly Carthew 

Burlesqoe On THE MUSK) MASTER.— Opened 
at Lew Field's Theatre, New York City, 
Sept. 21. Cast: 
Herr Barewig, professional assassin of 

melnriv . Lew Flelos 

rX l0 fp'ln.-cn.' JJg ™ Steger 

•iiunor • Tsb. • - -Anthony Pearl 

I'fs SpoVnl - - - .WUllam Bnrress 

Harry CanUlng. a "^.y,^- Herbert 
BeVerk'g'e" Krn'ger PanUne^ederlck 

T^i. Dundy..: •Joseph CgroU 

Jowls Harry Jveiiy 

Jinnj; Jownn Montgomery 

Hef™ Canting Blanche Bing 

Miss Hotatem -Al^S"^. i2f£~ 

jenny Georgle Lawrence 

Charlotte Stanstav™....-...-Gertrnde WUtty 

Ocuvla Christy A,?i"^.^12 

Mrs. Kruger May Nandaln 

dramatizaUon of Margaret Mayo of Mrs. 
Humphrey Wards' noveL Opened at New- 
bnrg. N. Y-, Oct. 24. Cast: 

William Ashe H. Reeves-Smith 

Geoffrey CUffe Ben Webster 

Lord Parham N. J. Constantlne 

Lord Grosvllle Fred. W. Sidney 

Bddle Holston... MorUmer H. Weldon 

The Little Dean ...AlfredWoodB 

Ludwlg George Franklin 

Richard Frank Wilson 

Parkin Cecil Klngstone 

Gulseppe •.,-?! nn * C £ rt0 . n 

Lorenzo Richard Davis 

Lady Kitty Bristol Grace George 

Lady Parham Katherlne 8tewart 

Lady Tr an more Maud Williamson 

Mary Lyster Davenport Seymour 

Lady Grosvllle.. Mrs. Reggie Carrtngton 

Blanche Leona Radnor 

Fran Ludwlg Justine Cutting 

Anna Lndwlg ..Alma Mara 

Pontius ~ Pilate, the governor 

Hardee Klrkland 

Barrabas, a thief James Ayxes 

Judith, Simon's wife Jessie Izett 

Herodlns, mistress of King Herod 

Irene Hodson 

Linneus, a soldier Frank Russell 

Caesar, Emperor of Rome.... Charles Dalton 
Marcus Ariovistus, a Roman general 

Ernest Hastings 

Tlgelllnus, a Roman officer of Caesar.... 

Thomas MacLarnie 

Demetrlns, nncle of Judith.. BIgelow Cooper 
Apolros, a feathery youth. .William Elliott 
Taurus, a barbarian prlnce.Hardee Klrkland 
Lnclas, a soldier of Caesar. .Frank Russell 

Faon, a freedman Robert F. Lowe 

Rubrla, a favorite daughter of Demetrius 
Bnbrla, a favorite of Tlgelllnus and 

Caesar Estelle Earle 

Magdella, a daughter of Demetrius 

Jessie Izett 

Diana, wife of Demetrlns .. Edith Lelghton 
Judith, daughter of Simon of Bethany.. 

.Margaret Wycherley 

THE MAN OF DESTINY.— One-act comedy, by 
G. B. Shaw. Revived at the Garrlck Thea- 
tre, New York City, Sept. 18. Cast: 

Napoleon Bonaparte Arnold Daly 

The Ltentenant Winchell Smith 

The Inkeeper John Flndlay 

The Lady ....Mary Hampton 

NANCY BROWN. — Mnslcal Comedy. Revived 
at Fourteenth Street Theatre, New York 
City, Oct. 16-21. Cast: 

Mnley Mnstapha William C MandevlUe 

Mars Mnstapha .Osborne Clemson 

Socrates Finis Ben Lodge 

Noah Little Robert E. Harty 

Count Fromage de Brie...... Frank Craven 

Baron Sauerbraten... ... .Johnny Johnsn 

Lord Worcestershire..... ...David Andrada 

Grand Duke Drlnkamutchsky-.E. W-. Lewis 

Hullybaloo. .Tom Hodgman 

Nancy Brown Mary Marble 

Princess Barboo .Rose Burnet 

Polly .. -Veva Belmont 

Sally B. Fisher 

Molly Catherine Melton 

Alice Estelle Rogers 

Nellie Goldle Stover 

Dairy Myrtle Packer 

OTHELLO. — Revived at the Garden Theatre, 
New York City, Nov. 8. Cast: 

Othello Robert B. Mantell 

Iago Harry Lelghton 

Casslo .....Guy Llndsley 

BrabanUo Giles Shine 

Duke of Venice Walter Campbell 

Montano Gordon Bnrby 

Roderigo Arthnr H. Ebbets 

Lodovico Franklin Bendtsen 

Gratlano . Devore Parmer 

Paulo Hamilton B. Mott 

Desdemona ...........Marie Booth Russell 

Emilia Emily Dsdd 

PETER PIASN. — Play in Ave acts, by J. M. Bar- 
rle. Opened at National Theatre, Washing- 
ton, D. C, Oct. 17. Predncer at Empire The- 
atre, New York City, Nov. 6. Cast: 

Peter Pan Mande Adams 

Mr. Darling Ernest Lawford 

Mrs. Darling Grace Henderson 

Wendy Molra Angela Darling 

Mildred Morris 

John Napoleon Darling. . .Walter Robinson 
Michael Nicholas Darling.. Martha McGraw 

Nana ......Charles H. Weston. 

Tinker Bell Jane Wren 

Tootles Violet Rand 

Nibs Loin Peck 

Slightly Frances Sedgwick 

Cnrley Mabel Klpp 

First Twin Katherlne Kappell 

Second Twin Ella Gllroy 

James Hook .Ernest Lawford 

Smee .Thomas McGrath 

Starkey Wallace Jackson 

Cookson .WUlism Henderson 

Cecco Paul Tharp 

Mulllns Thomas Valentine 

Jukes Harry Gynette 

Moodier Frederick Raymond 

Great Big Little Panther. .Lloyd Carleton 

Tiger Lily ...........Margaret Gordon 

Liza Anna Wheaton 

the New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 
Sept. 4. Closed for road tonr Oct. 14. Cast: 

Stephen Magnusson W* H. Thompson 

Anna Ida Waterman 

Magnus Stephenson ...Edward Morgan 

Oscar Stephenson .Aubrey Bouclcault 

Oscar Nellson .J. E. Dodson 

Tbora Neilsen Charlotte Walker 

Helga Neilsen Drlna DeWolfe 

Margaret Neilsen Marie Walnwrlght 

Elln ....Charlotte WaUter 

Nells Flnsen Ben Webster 

Doctor Olsen ..Geo. C. Boniface, sr. 

The Pastor ......... .....Russell Cranfurd 

The Sheriff .. Warner Oland 

Director of Casino on Rivera... H. Bergman 
Agent of Bank of Denmark.... Basil West 

Eric Arnasson ....Albert North 

Baroness Greengage. .Mrs. Geo. W. Barnum 
The American Senator ......John Sanderson 

Jon Vldalia ..Frank Blxby 

Gudrnn Edna Brnna 

Head Walter Harry C. Brnnlngbaus 

Marta ;.EUa Greening 

First Croupier .James Jamison 

Second Croupier Charles Hayne 

PAPA'S BOY. — Musical ocmedy, in three acts, 
by Frank W. Lloyd. Opened at the Murray 
Hill Theatre. New York City, Aug. 19. Cast: 

Professor Blnffem ..Charles Bowser 

I. B. Crankle D. J. Sullivan 

Dolly ..Harry B. Lester 

Jack Flyboy .W. J. Samuels 

Captain Doollttle G. «B. Raymond 

Mrs. Crankle .....Florence Edney 

Mrs. Doollttle Sne Belle Mead 

Polly ....Lole Arnold 

Madam Tiptoe Elizabeth Hess 

Pearl "Dexter MolIIe E. Rogers 

Mabel Batton Grace Paulding 

Elsie Early Etta Mints 

Dorrle Dimple Beck Ryeford 

aganza In three acts, by Paul West and John 
W. Bratton. Opened at the Broadway Thea- 
tre, New York City, Aug. 21. Closed for 
road tonr Oct 28. Cast: 

Pearl Prlngle ..Gertie Carlisle 

Joe Miller Taylor Granville 

Johnny Farnnm Sager Midgley 

Polly Premier Ida Hawley 

Sally Slmpkins Ethel Johnson 

Jimmy Gingerbread. Carroll McComas 

Mr. Dudley ...Thomas Whiffen 

Mons. Glgot Allan Ramsay 

John Doe .George Richards 

Ike Cannem Harry Macdonough 


Mother Carey .Kathryn Hutchinson 

Spanglewings Vlnnie Bradcome 

Dancing Eyes Grace Emmons 

Sunbeam ..Clare Moore 

Thistledown Elta Well 

Bluebell Mande Benson 

Zephyr .Lillian Sterling 

The Corn Dodger ..Joseph Kane 

Davy Jones John Mayon 

Captain Blackbear .George Collins 

Captain Kldd E. A. Anson 

Captain Jinks James Caldwell 

Jobn Silver Martin Reddy 

Lyoanalse Portnegeeser. ... .Harry eBrgman 

Sir Henry Morgan Edward Wines 

Captain Stede Bonnet A. H. Ransome 

Capt Bartholomew Roberts.. Ivan Charterls 

Captain Avery Julius Schroeder 

Captain Elck Boy Pnrjvlance 

Midshipman Easy Tao Howard 

Nancy Lee .....Florence Qnlno 

Philip Vanderdecken ........ Oscvr Baglaad 

Captain Dolphin Allan Ramsay 

Page to Vanderdecken 8tella Huehn 

Page to Vanderdecken ........Clara Huehn 

McGlnty Edwin Stevens 

Silver Clarion Quartette. MUses Darling and 
Porter; Messrs. Walters and Shroeder 

RICHARD HI. — Revived at the Garden Thea- 
tre, New York City, Oct. 23. Cast: 

Duke of Gloster.. Robert B. Mantell 

King Henry IV Harry Lelghton 

Earl of Richmond ...Harry Lelghton 

Duke of Buckingham Guy Llndsley 

Lord Stanley Daniel Gllfeather 

Sir William Catsby Devore Parmer 

Tressell ........Gordon Bnrby' 

Lord Mayor of London..... ....Giles 8hlne 

Prince of Wales Lorraine Frost 

Duke of York Llela Frost 

Duke of Norfolk Arthur Ebbeta 

Sir Richard Ratcllffe Franklin Bendtsen 

Earl of Oxford George Macy 

Sir James Blount Hamilton B. Mott 

Lieutenant of the Tower... Walter CampbeU 

Officer ..Thomas Lear 

Lady Anne -Marie Booth Russell 

Queen Elizabeth Emily Dodd. 

Duchess of York Mrs. W. G. Jones 

RICHELIEU. — Revived at the Garden Theatre, 
New York City, Oct SO. Cast: 

Cardinal Richellen .Robert B. Mantell 

Adrlen de Manprat .Harry Lelghton 

Baradss ..Guy Llndsley 

Louis XIH Franklin Bendtsen 

Gaston .Walter CampbeU 

Joseph ...............Giles; Shine 

De Berlnghen ..Arthnr H. Ebbets 

Hngnet . . .....Gordon Bnrby 

Francois .Devore Parmer 

Clermont Edwin Foss 

First Secretary .....Walter Stearns 

Second Secretary .. ..Harry Keama 

Captain of the Guards. ..Hamilton B. Mott 

Julie de Mortemar Marie Booth Russell 

Marlon de Lorme .........Emily Dodd 

THE) RHAJAJH OF BHWNG. — Mnslcal comedy, 

book by Wo. L. Roberts; music by Hal. L. 

Campbell. Opened at the Columbia Theatre, 

Chicago. Aug. 20. 

Cast Includes J. S. Murray, Miss Mahvtesta, 
Ralph Moore, Donald Cameron, Mand Mnl- 
lery, Frances Algar, Hazel Irey and Alma Lo- 

RIP TAN WINKLE.— Opened In Boston. Mass., 
Sept 26. Proicced at Wallack's Theatre, 
New York City. Oct. 8-21. Cast: 

Blp Tu Winkle Thomas Jefferson 

Derrick Von Beekman Frank C. Bangs 

Cockela Earl Weston 

Nick Vedder RusseU Bassett 

Jacob SeUn ..Carl Keller 

Clausen ........D. Jones 

Little Hendrlk :..... ..Viola Flagrath 

Little Heine Leonl Flugrath 

Gretchen Ethel Fuller 

Dwarf ....Dudley MrCann 

Hendrlk Hodson Robert Brown 

Helroich Vedder Malcolm Duncan 

Seth Walter S. Howard 

Meenie .........Lauretta Francis 

Katchen -Meta Greene 

MOSNA VANNA.— Drama, in three acts, by 
Maurice Maeterllnk. Opened at the Man- 
hattan Theatre, New York City, Oct. 28. 

Guldo Colonna.. Henry Kolker 

Marco Colonna.... Frederick Perry 

Prlnivalle Henry Jewett 

TtItuIsIo Leonard Shepherd 

Borao Joseph O'Meara 

Torello Morgan Wallace 

Vedlo Frank Lea Short 

Glovanna (Monna Vanna) Mme. Kallah 

MATtT AND JOHN.— Comedy. In three acts, 
by Edith Ellis Baker. Opened at the Man- 
hattan Theatre. New York Ofty, Sept 11- 
Closed Sept. 25. Cast: 

John Erwln John Mann 

Prank Warner John Etnernou 

Mr. Trowbridge William B. M«*k 

Mr. Fairfield Fairfield Stevens. Edward Ellis 
Phelan, an expressman..,. Joseph Hinnsway 

Mnry Erivln .....Sadie Martlnot 

Knrhera Drew Amy RIcard 

Teresa Murphy ....Annie Yeamano 

Juno Jergensen Vivien Holt 

Miss Jones....... Ida A. Thomas 

ny Eugene Presbrey. Opened at Bridgeport, 
Conn., Sept. 28. Henrietta Crosman In 
leading part 

Tls\ NAZA110NE.— Play in three acts and s 

pmlsgue. by Hal. Reld. Opened at Stnde- 

mker Theatre. Chicago, Oct. 23. Closed 
Oct. 28. Cast: 

Simon, a leper of Cyrene. . . .Thos MacLarnie 

caiapras, a high priest Robert F. Lowe 

Judas Iscarlot, a betrayer of truth 

„ ■ BIgelow Cooper 

Peter, an apostle William F. Walcott 

THE PINK HUSSARS.— Musicsl Comedy, In 
two sets, by Campbell & Skinner. Opened at 
Chicago Opera House, Chicago, 111., Oct. 16. 
Hon. Teddy Todd,' Mayor of Kankakee 

John SlaTin 

T. Chesterfield Prebble, an Anglicized 

native of Kansas Edward Paulton 

"Jack" Thayre, his chum.. Arthnr Earnest 
Shedder Flood, comic editor Kankakee 

News W. H. White 

Rev. Flood, his brother. .Frank Harrington 
"Reddy" S. Sampson, a cowboy. 

W. W. Black 

Solomon Syphonsteln, a Parisian mar- 
riage broker F. Van Rensselaer 

Capt Rudolph ZItzsky, of the Royal 

Hungarian Hussars.... J. H, Pratt 

Dauber Brush, an art student.. Chas Homan 
Lieut. Scbnlpp, of the Royal Hungarian 

Hussars Blanche Gilson 

R, LaCarte, manager LaCarte Hotel.. 

Fred. Edwards 

Jozeff, waiter at Margltssnget 

L. P. Botsford 

Mrs. Vayne. a young widow. .Lois E. Tabor 
Marjorle Vayne, her stepdaughter 

Frances Marie 

Daisy Valentine, a milliner girl 

Mabel Hollins 

May Flood Rwanna Lammee 

Katrtna Von Rolbsek Genevieve Flnlay 

Sustee Majoties Mai Isabelle Glrardot 

Beggar B. G. Laird 

THE PRINCESS CHAP.— Play In three acts, 
by Edward Peple. Opened at Madison Square 
Theatre, New York City, Sept. 4. Moved to 
Weber's Thatre Oct. 2. Cast: 

William Payton Cyril Scott 

The Earl of Huntington Cecil D Mllle 

Marcus Runlon Thraas A. Wise 

Balllncton Theodore Terry 

Yadder Albert Terry 

Fritz George Flstier 

A Truckman Albert Perry 

Alice Travels Grace Kimball 

Mrs. Errlnjcton Florence Conron 

Phoebe Puckers Mary Keough 

Clauilta.aged five Helen Pullman 

Claudia, aged eight Edith Spears 

Claudia, agd eighteen Lottie Alter 

MIE PRODIGAL SOS. — Drama to four acts, by 
Hall Calne. Opened at the National Theatre. 
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A ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN.— Comedy drama 
in three acts, by Danl. L. Hart. Opened at 
Polls* Theatre, Waterbury, Conn., Sept. 14. 

Robert Daley ..Barney Gllmore 

B. Morton Keely ... ....George Hassell 

William Masterson ........Frank Lavarnle 

Philip Ferguson Will Long 

Darby O'Donnell . .....John D. Griffen 

Patsy Bark Patrick Touhey 

Bemadine Ferguson ....... ....Mina Shirley 

Mrs. Henry Clifford ......... .Isls Maynard' 

: Mrs. James' Daley ...........Jessie Laseur 

MollleMoran ......... i....... Emily Green 

Nellie Carey ........... ..Virginia Murray 

A BBNAWAY BOY.^-O>medy drama. In four 

- acts;-by>HaL: Reid.. " Opened at Metropolis 

Theatre, ■ New York City, Aug. 19. Cast: 

Kamya ........ ......Frederick R. Sea ton 

; Bam-i Nelson ....... ......;WIlbur M. Roe 

Stella Reynolds Elinor M. Page 

^Ned; Marstoa :'....« 

Ezeklel Reynolds . 
Prudence ; Reynolds 
Harry Reynolds . 

"Brute" ... 

'WlUlam Bowem . 
Tobias Young : .... 
Mandy Lane ..... 
Tabbitha iXorokin . 

..Ernest East 
■Pearl E. Abbott 
......... ..Burr; Carrnth 

.... .^....Marcla Harris 

.........Joseph San tley 

. . .. . . . ... .Harry Wilson 

............Frank Scott 

..... -;..^ William Andrns 

.. ... ... . . .Anna Marion 

.... Millie Zoar 


" farced ; in.: three acts, f by John J. McNally. 

Opened ; at the : Liberty Theatre, New York 

City. Sept. 4. Closed Oct. 28 for road tour. 


; Heinrlch Punk .......... .....Gns Rogers 

^Nicholas Emr; ........ ........Ifax Rogers 

. Alice O'Grady ....... ............. .Corinne 

Gerald Fitzgerald ....... ..Maurice Darcy 

Anastsia. O'Hoollhan. ...... .Josle Intropldl 

:. Hannah Dooley . .... ...... Bessie de Vole 

~ Dan O'Hoollhan . ... ..Charles F. McCarthy 

v Bat 'Lynch ...... ....... .Edward O'Connor 

Dr. PbUUp-Gavan O'Gaffeny. . . .John Conroy 

Mary O'Gaffeny 

SheSa Rhne 

Pat Shields ........ 

: :!Jbra;.^-. .......... 

Peggy .- 

-Maggie ............ 

: Teissier;.. ~ ........; 

Mntry: (an officer) 

.Ethel IntroDidl 
. . . ..Julia Eastman 

....William Torpey 

.....Lillian Collins 

. . . ; .Pauline Thorne 
... ...Lynn D'Arcy 

. . .. .Grace Grlndell 

.Arthur V. Gibson 

The piper .............. ^......Geo. Earle 

Drama in four acts by Lottie Blair Parker. 
Opened at Plainfield. N. J., Not. 6. Cast; 

David Corson ....... .Walter Edwards 

Or. Paracelsus Aesculapius. ..Scott SIggins 
Andy McFar_ne..........;.J. P. Sullivan 

Jacob Carmen ............James A. Nunn 

Stephen Carmen ......... PanI Sch wager 

"Dud" Smith .Jay Mansfield 

"Hank" Bunting .....Lynn BM. Hammond 

"Al" Piper .William Lambert 

Anthony William Payne 

Pepeeta . .......... . . ..Julia Marie Taylor 

Mrs. Corson ......Sirs. Samnel Charles 

Dorothea Carman ...........Georgia Earle 

Dorothy Fraser .. ...........Pearl Ford 

Cleopatra ....................May L. Bell 

Quakers and Villagers. 
Village In Southwestern Ohio — Period, 1849. 

David Corson ...........'..Walter Edwards 

Dr. Paracelsus Aesculapius.:. Scott SIggins 

Melodrama In five acts, by Alicia Ramsay and 
Rudolph DeCordova. Opened at the Murray 
Hill Theatre, New York City, Sept. 18. Cast: 

Henry Seaton '. ..Joseph Manning 

Bobby Carrnthers Everett Butterfield 

George Ingram .......... Roy Applegate 

Prince Charles F. Southwortb. 

Ralph Cook — ...... ..Herbert E. Denton 

Dorothy Calhoun Lida II erab_ 

Blanche ....Gertrude Fowler 

The Viceroy Charles Gibney 

The Mandarin .........Leander De Cordova 

Colonel John Calhoun Aubrey Beattie 

Li Lung Foo . ...... .... .Robert Y. Dudley 

Madame .....................Ethel Blande 

Tancreed .William Hudson 

Janet . .Adelaide Campbell 

Saunders .....................Alan Brooks 

De Roche ............Harry Thomas 


....James A. Nunn 

Captain of Mary-Ann. . ..Jay Mansfield 

Mate of Mary Ann .....Lynn B. Hammond 


..William Payne 
....William Lambert 

Pepeeta ...... — .......Julia Marie Taylor 

Katrina . ......May _. Bell 

Room In hotel— Cincinnati 


David Corson .Walter Edwards 

Dr. Paracelsus Aesculapius... Scott SIggins 
Andy MCFarlane .......... i. J. p. Sullivan 

PhllUpe Beauvolr William Lambert 

Dick Cortwrlght . A. Maxfield Moree 

Foster Mantel Joseph M. Lothian 

Dolphus ... ....William Payne 

. Banty ::.... ..... ... .... . .. ..Paul , Schwager 

Pepeeta ......; .Jnlla Marte Taylor 

Mme. Beanvior . i Elsa no Smarm 

Mrs. CortwrlBht ...... ...... .vUJnllet Lear 

Home of David and Peepeta in New Or- 
leans — 1851. 


David Corson Walter Edwards 

Andy McFarlane J. P. Sullivan 

Jacob 'Carnjan _...— .......Janies A. Nunn 

Stephen Carman ...Paul Schwager 

"Dud** Smith. Jay Mansfield 

Friends William EorIon.;LynnB; Hammond 
Friend '.--''Joseph. Flagler... A- Maxfield lloree 
Friend James Grlffln... Joseph M.' Lothian ■ 

Pepeeta Julia Marie Taylor 

Mrs. Corson ... -.Mrs. Samnel Charles 

Dorothea Carman ..Georgia Earle 

Dorothy Fraser ................Pearl Ford 

Friend Mary Dorlon. . .Cathllne L. Schwager 
WthmS. :Stafth Flagler .......Elsa Hnfmann 

j Friend >Harriet Griffin ..;.. Miss Juliet Lear 
Home of David's mother— Spring of 1852. 

THE SQUAW-MAN.— Drama, In four acts, by 
Edward Milton Royle. Opened April 24 at 
the Star Theatre, Buffalo, N. T. Produced 
at Wallack's Theatre, New York City, Oct. 
23. Cast: 
Henry Wynnegate, Eary of Kerhin 

.- Herbert Sleath 

Diana, his wife, Countess of Kerhill. . . 

.. ... — ........... Selene Johnson 

Lady Elizabeth Wynnegate, bis mother 

Selma Fetter Royle 

Lady Mabel Wynngate, his sister 

■■■•-' Katherlne Fisher 

Capt. James Wynnegate, afterward Jim 

Carson, his cousin... William Faversham 
Rev. Belachazer Chlswlck, his private 

secretary Frederick Forest 

Bates, his butler C. A. Carlton 

Malcombe Petrle, his solicitor. ...... . 

........ — . — Albert Brnnnlng 

Sir John Applegate, Diana's cousin 

....:.Cecil Ward 

The Right Rev. the Bishop of Ex- 
eter William EvUIe 

Sir Charles Majorlbanks, Diana's father 

Mortimer Martini _ 

Mrs. Washington Adams, an American 

lady Muriel Nelson 

Jim Carson's cow-puncbers — 

Shorty Emmett Shackleford 

Big Bill, foreman... Geo. Fawcett 

Andy ..Benjamin Marburg 

Crouchy Mitchell Lewis 

Baco White, horse wrangler and Inter. 

preter ..Himself 

Tabywana,. peace chief of the Dtes.. 

... — -Theodore Roberts 

Nat-u-rlch, his daughter Mabel Morrison 

Little Hal. her son... -Evelyn Wright 

Cash. Hawkins, rustler and bad man.. 

W. S. Hart 

Nick, the barkeper...... Frederick Watson 

McSorley, engineer Overland Limited. . 

Nathan Aronson 

Parker, Pullman conductor. .W. E. Knlbloe 

Pete w. H. Sadler 

Parson Chester White 

Punk, a Chinaman ... .....Joseph Judge 

Mrs. Hiram Doollttle, from Denver . 

Farms, Mass. .......... .Clara Denton 

Mr. Hiram Doollttle. her husband 

• ..Boyd Sonthey 

Bud Hardy, sheriff of Coyote county. . 

William Frederick 

STRONGHEART.— Drama. Revived at Savoy 
Theatre, New lork City, Aug. 28-Sept. 23. 
. Cast: 


Ross ..... ...... 


Thorne ............. 

Fred Skinner 

Frank Nelson ...... 

Dick Livingston 

Billy Saunders 


Soangataba ......... 

Mrs. Nelson ....... . 

Molly Livingstone . 

Betty Bates 

Maud Weston ...... 

Dorothy Nelson ..... 


Josh ............... 


Buckley ............ 

Farley ........ 

Butler .... ...... 

Black Eagle ........ 

...Harrison Ford 

. . . . . .Richard Sterling 

Taylor Holmes 

.....Sidney Alnsworth 

. F. A. Turner 

....Francis Bonn 

....".. Frank Gheen 

...Frank J. Mclntyre 

By Himself 

........Robert Edeson 

.......Gertrude Yerxa 

..........Louise Drew 

........ Ma jorle Wood 

Lucille Sanford 

... ...Mary Boland 

John Mitchell 

.....Lanrenre Sheeban 

............Clay Boyd 

.. . . . ..Edmund : Bresse 

.......Madlstin: Smith 

........James Balfour 

.......Edmund Breese 

four acts. Opened at the American Theatre, 
New. York City; Oct. 2. Cast : 

Spectacle. Opened 
podrome, NswiYffrte 

. Sanjc 

;■'■: Prlncessi Soplyowlat 

- Hira tal ... .... 

v :K1H«i Khan : ..'..:. 

Sink Officer 

Jowar Singh ........ 

at the New York HIp- 
Clty, Oct. 18. Cast: 

......James Cnerry 

... Florence SInnott 
......^.Vernon Lee- 

...^miam Hamley 

Thomas Daly 

H. J. Siegfried 

I^na Nope. . . ..'.;>. 

Grace Bennett. . . . . . 

Jndy Dnffy 

Mrs. Potts . ... . . . . . . 

"Mame" McCann... 
"Toots^".. .......... 


Pat.. ....:.. .;...:... 


: David Rosen . . . ; :; ; . 
Paul Harding. ... .. 

Hobart Hyde....... 

Henry Bennett. . ;.. 
Dan - DniTy; ......:; 

Policeman 4!»^...:. 
Mri Stelnhart. ;..... 


Waiter .... 

A guest....... 

A gutst....... 

.Lillian Volkman 

;.:;.... Ruth [ ;Handforth 

..........May Grevllle 

-. .Mrs. S. A. Lon^more 

....Nell Gibson 

Clara Bell 

— . .i.. . . .Belle Squires 

....... .>^Strt nTey - Lamb 

...;v..::..Lo!lta Lamb 
...........Frank KI!:lay 

. : . . . ;; .Herltert -AVarrph 
.......;.S tb C. Hnlwy 

Harry B. Eytlnae 

.Edward Hcnslinw 

..... ... . . . .Paul Miner 

:......: v.Harry Squires 

........ J P. Rellly 

........ i..;p. KennPily 

-.-.---.James Johnston 
....... .Harry Langdon 

THE TKUTH TELLERS. — Comedy In fonr a<-ts 
by Martha Morton. Opened at the Colnmhla 
Theatre. Washington. D. C. Sept. 25. Played 
the Grand Opera House, New York City. Oct. 
16-28. Cast: 

Ernestine Mortimer Maude Fealy 

Sir Thomas Mortimer ....Sidney Carle 

Honor Mortimer Cora Qulnton 

Crystal Mortimer Leanor Powers 

George 'Mortimer Little Toy 

Tanius, the piper Alfred Hudson 

Miss Mortimer, aunt of the children.. 

• • • Louise Mackintosh 

Lady Mary Esther Lyon 

Lady Camdentown Blanche Moulton 

Rosine. Miss Mortimer's maid.. Clara Irving 

Constance, niece of the vicar 

-• Francis Nordstrom 

Lady McCarthy Rita Carlye 

Lillian Darling .Florence Burnsmore 

Lady McLane .Julia Vernon 

Kildare .Orme Caldara 

Col. Fitzroy, of the Fifteenth Dragoons 

Frank McDonald 

The Vicar of St- Aloyslus.... Robert Rogers 
Lord Dalston, son of Lady Camdentown 

-•- ----George D. Parker 

Capt. Bentsy, of the Fifteenth Dragoons 

John Denton 

Lawrence Fitzroy, of the Fifteenth Dra- 
goons Edwin Clayton 

James .Palmer Collins 

Corporal James A. Boshell 

Lord McCarthy, of the Fifteenth Dra- 
goons Herbert Jones 

the Knickerbocker Theatre, New York City, 
Oct. 16. The cast: 

Baptlsta ... 




Gremio . 



W. H. Croupton 

.1111am Harris 

....Frederick Lewis 

E. H. Sothem 

T. L. Coleman 

.Pedro De Cordoba 
Fred. Eric 

_. — .„ _ rrea. isric 

Blondello Frank Relcher 

A Pednnt . . . 


Haberdasher . . 


. Blanca ....... 



. .Frank KIngdon 

Malcolm Bradley 

Edson R. Miles 

. . .Rowland Buckstone 

• - .Julia Marlowe 

Alice Harrington 

.Mlllicent McLaughlin 
Mrs. Woodward 

TOM. DICK A!ND HAB.RY.— Musical comedy, 
ta two acte^ by Harry Willitms and Aaron 
Hoffman. Opened at the American Theatraf 
New York City, Sept. 25. Cast: 

i;?™- George L. BIckel 

S 1 "*!- Harry Watson. Jr. 

S25^7;-'x,V- Ed. Lee Wrothe 

Colonel Bluff Harry Bond 

Lieutenant Manley Frank Thorndyke 

Don Garcia , 



Mai to 



The Great Mogul. 
I'm a Trailer... 
Senorita RIccardo 

Robert Atbon 

Tom O'Brien 

Ciay Price 

......... . . .John Henry 

... -Frank Stapleton 

• • . .James Llchter 

.Frank Barnard 

...........Frank McCue 

f mil ~~ mZ2~"~ Jeanette LaBeau 

l"2" an ~ BIu «[.- Bessie Clifford 

Mrs. Ella Noyes .Drothy La May 

PHE TOAST OF THE TOWN.-Comedy, In four 

S'^S* !l Itc £- Opened at Smith's 
Theatre. Bridg.port. Conn., Oct. 2. Cast: 

Mistress Betty Singleton Viola Allen 

Mistress Roxana Isabel Irving 

Dowager Duchess of Malmsburg........ 

T.V-"Vi:"VVl .Fanny Addison Pitt 

Lord Phillips Harrison Hunter 

Lord Algernon Fairfax Hassard Short 

Mr - McLaughlin ....c. L,slle Allen 

A °„ I A , n . tUor • • Maurice Stuart 

IT%5 - «---r-V Master HaroW de Becker 

An Old Man Lodger J. h. Lewia 

S?5 m J ,n r ;--" Leopold Lane 

Second Footman m. L. Bassett 

THE) WHITIB OAT.— Spectacular musical com- 
e ? 7 ' JSL tm " ee acts - Openea at New Amster- 
dam, Theatre, Neve York City, Nov. 2. Cast: 

Hardluck the 'Steenth. .William T. Hodges 

!P"' rIess ..Maude Lamb?rt 

Plump Herbert Corthcli 

Princess Chiffon Edith SU< X* 

\T°, Lt? n- ;.- Hu S h J - Ward 

^efusfHn a- • William Macart 

The Fairy Fortune Henrietta Cropper 

Sf * 16 : .Harriet Wortblngton 

M S et "- Seymour Brewn 

c 2f ,d Malda Snyder 

i™'?- Htlen Lathrop 

p °P 0l <> - .Monte Elmo 

THE WflJtlS IN THE CASE.— Four act drama, 
by Clyde Fitch. Revived at the Madison Sq 
Theatre. New York City. Aug. 21. Cast: 
Margaret RoMe Blanche Walsh 

^- Hn ,I h . 3 Eleanor Carey 

gjafre Foster Dorothy Door 

Sf le Sf, W8t€r ..Grace Gibbons 

Dora Miller.. ...Katherlne Bell 

Louise Mane Jean Patriquin 

M ,» ••»•,•.• Bthyln Clemens 

J ^™L££ te Martto Aloop 

SZJ^'ZSS*?? **"* Sheridan 

Jimmy OTfell. Leonard Ide 

!U>ute Klauffsky Harry Rogers 

T alter ?- ' ™\; fc Wadsworth 

Inspector WlUiams iwm. Travrs 

Attendant , James Du Sang 

Policeman ;... Frank B. Wright 

WAiLLS OF JERICHO.— Comedy drama. In four 
acts, by Alfred Sotro. -Opened at the National 
Theatre, Washington, D. C, Sept. 18. Pro- 
duced at Savoy Theatre, New York City, Sept 
23. Cast: 

Jack Frobisber j. k. Hackett 

Hanker Bannister ...David Glassford 

The Marquis of Steventon. .W. J. Ferguson 

Lord Drayton (his eon) Sidney Blow 

Harry Dallas William Harcourt 

Bertram Hannaford Fred Owen Baxter 

Honorable Wilfred Kenton F. Patton 

Lord Marchmont Rex McGregor 

Honorable Jasper Twelvetrees A. Hare 

Peters..; ffarIy crter 

Simpson ;.p. B . Allen 

Si?,? 8 William Clement 

T^F"™/-: J""" Bates 

Lady Westerby.... Harriet Otis DeUenbaugh 

Miss Monnington Laura Llndon 

The Duchess of Wye Blanche Ellice 

r.,' ly JParchester R ut h Chester 

Miss Wyatt Mary E. Forbes 

* Ia jy-; •• Mary Moran 

Lady Lucy Derenham May Blayney 

Lady Althea Froblsher (her Bister).. 77.. 
........................ .Mary Mannerlng 

A WOMAIN'S SAORTFIOE.— Drama, In four acts 
b J^ L S WIence Marston. Opened at Proctor's 
5Sth Strtet Theatre, New York City, Aug. 14. 

Leonora Dl Castiglloni Adele Block 

Madame Bonbon Louise Mackintosh 

Mademoiselle VonllOr Agnes Scott 

lPhnilpe Rameau William P. Carleton 

Count De Luslgnan William Norton 

Monsieur Beanmont .Harold Hartsell 

Antolne La VaUiere Charles Arthur 

LusUg..... Robert Cummlngs 

Inspector Delamorte George Howell 

1>0<:t<>r David Thompson 

T0 ;™, m W LAND.-Opera, by J. K. Bangs 
«■?.«; "•» i If "• °P enei at the Academy 5f 
Music Baltimore. Md.. Oct. 9. Closed tem- 
porarily for rearrangement. Cast: 

nockernegie Reuben Fax 

?I2fc Forcasta Edward B. MartlndeU 







Gasolina. ......... 



Constable... ....... 

Mary Ann. . ... 

Henderson. . ....... 

William C. Weldon 

..J. Clarence Harvey 

Clayton White 

C. I. Nicholson 

. . ..... . .Frank Raney 

...Christie MacDonald 

H.Ien Hale 

Grace Cahlll 

........Helen Marvin 

■ • • . . .Lucy Touge 

.. ....Bessie Dunn 

Frederick Saams 

edy melodrama, in four acts, by Charles H. 
Fleming. Opened at the Murray Hill Thea- 
tre, New York City, Sept. 25. Cast: 

Bomp Henderson Victoria Walters 

Bob Adams William F. Carroll 

Lieutenant Ralph Osmer ....Arthur Ellery 

**» P"* 18 ., George A. Holt 

Zeke Dnderdoo Billy Williams 

Tom Morley James S. Kltts 

Magnus Ellison George W. Park 

Ben Grantly w. P. George 

Inspector of Police Hal. S. Twlng 

Jerry .......... 

Tobe Scrogglns 
Silas Wheatley 
John Chase' 
Haines ........ 




Liza Ann 

.....John E. Starling 

.........C. V. Wayne 

...Albert H. Woodson 

Henry RIddell 

.......Fred. D. Gibbs 

John A. Brady 

Marie Ralnford 

.Kate Duryea 

Edith Tanner 

B^? N 7, QtT ?,-^ Mos ' cnI ronx-dy. translated by 
Henry ^Hamilton Op ned at Broadway Thea- 
tre, New lork City, Oct. 30. Cast: 

f m , e n?" ee A, Co ," ntes ?, ,,e Champ.Lena Maltland 
A^nJ n a '" aam Coqnenardl.KIttle Gordon 

Denlso * ..Emmie Santer 

S P n n ,S-- ....Valll-Valli 

p??J, le .Madge Vinton 

££?*--•• • -.-Ruby D Imar 

f. , '- • •-.• • - • --•••........ .Florence Plukett 

Ileiene de Solanses R „, n vi nC ent 

Florestan de Valllancourt Lawrence Rea 

SersoMm '"• Aubrev F"wr,,ld 

Octave •••• -...Ralph Nairn 

Vr„ Te John Malcolm 

tw W Jam^s Grant 

M. Coqoenard , , ln Le Hay 

virginics.— Six act tragedy, by Sheridan 
kno^-Ies. Revived at the New National The- 
atre Washington. D. C. Sept. 11 
r.. t st I n<, '' ,,,< '' 1 L onI» James as VirK'nlws. 
Charles Stedman as Dentatus. James A. Youie 
as Appius Claudius. Norman Hackett as iJillus 
and Ophle James as Virginia. »»>.ras. 

W ,, LF ,y iLLB -;r Dr,,ma ^ &yte "'ch and WU- 
U?.. sti ' e . n - Opened at the Boadstreet Theatre, 
Philadelphia. Pa., Oct. 23. Cast: 

Cherokee Hall N . C. Goodwin 

E? ro Nell Katherlne Grey 

Pinion Bill Guy Standing 

Benson Annie .Jessie Busley 

Old Monte „ Ne „ O'Brien 

* I , r f-_ B ', ,c t cr Phyllis Rankin 

Old Enrlght sam Edwards 

r»oc Peets Charles Butler 


.Josephine Sberrod 

ZIRA.— Drama in fonr acts, by Henry Miller 
. ~. "»rtley Manners. Opened at the Em- 
pire Theatre, Newark, N. J„ Sept. 18. I'ro- 
£7£f° o nt . th ^ e Princess Theatre, New York 
City, Sept. 21. Cast: 

Rev Gordon Claverlng Frank Worthing 

capt. Arnold Sylvester. Jameson Lee Finney 
Sir Frederick Knowles. F. R. o. S..... 

George S. Tltheradge 

Arthnr Fielding" '.'.'.' 

Jacob Ross 

Butler . 

...Bertram Harrison 
...Frederick Warren 
......William Deane 

Charles Bruce 

The Lady Constance "cfaverYng. ....... . 

x>»«' "4^;,V. ;.Mrs. Thomas Wbiffen 

S"*, 1 ,' W i W Jl! B Beverly Sltgreaves 

= . Gjyfhorne Gwendolyn Valentine 

Hester Trent, afterwards called ZIra, 

Margaret Anglln 

DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

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Atlantic City. N.J. 
Atlantic City. N.J. 

Albany. N. Y 

Astoria. Ore 

Astoria, Ore.. 

Akron. O 

Atlanta. Ga 

Augusta, Ga... 

Billingham, Wash.. 

Butte. Mont 

Battle Creek. Mich 
Bakersfield. Cal ..... Union. 

Baltimore. Md. Maryland 

Beloit, Wis .West Side 

Bloom:ngton. Ill Castle................. 

Buffalo. N. Y Garden 

Bridgeport, Conn... Poll's........ 

Boston. Mass K-ith's 

Boston, Mass Howard.... 

Boston. Mass Austin & Stone's.... 

Boston. Mass Walker's Musee..... 

Boston Mass ..Nickelodeon. . . ... . . 

Brooklyn, N. Y..... Amphion.. ........... 

Brooklyn, N. Y..... Keeney's...... 

Brooklyn, N. Y .Gotham 

Brooklyn, N. Y Hyde & Behman's... 

Brooklyn, N. Y. . . . . Orpheum 

Brooklyn. N. Y. Novelty 

Canton. O ..Palm. 

Canton. O Garden....... 

Colorado Spgs.Colo.. EJmpire. ...........— 

Columbus, O Phoenix ......... 

Cedar Kapids. la... People's .......... 

Cedar Rapids. la. . . Auditorium 

Cincinnati, O Columbia.... ...... ... 

Calumet. Mich Bijou 

Chicago. Ill Olympic... ........ -•- 

Chicago, 111 Haymarket.. . ....... 

Chicago. Ill Majestic 

Chicago, 111 New American..... 

Chicago, 111 Slst Street........"-.. 

Chicago. Ill Howard's 

Chicago. Ill Clark St. Musee 

Chicago.' m ......London Musee....... 

Cleveland. O ..Keith's........ 

Cleveland. O ...Lvric... -• 

Cripple Creek. Col. .Palm 

Danvillf, 111 Bijou 

Davenport, la Elite 

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.. Orpheum............. 

-- Crystal.............. 

• • Lyric... ....:.......-■ 

-• Nov el ty... ........ ... 

• -Temple -•- 

■ •• Crystal........... ••• 

...Odeon......... ....... 

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John Amnions Address Manager. 

. Sid Feva Address 'Manager. 

Frank Goldie. Address Manager. 

'Howard Graham.... V/m. Morris. 6 W. 28 St., N. Y. C. 

'. ^ Address Manager. 

........................ Address Manager. 

. Address Manager. 

. Address Manager. 

. Address Manager. 

.Address Manager. 



1358 Broadway, 


H. A. Daniels... 

.E. R. Lunge 

.Tony Lubelski. 

For Sale 

1 Tableau Band and Uptown Freak Wagon for railroad 
show, l Ticket. 1 Wardrobe, Pole, Jack. Seat. Plank, 
Stringer. Property, Stake and Chain, Commissary and 

2 Advance WaROnp, for Wagon Sh-w. Also two beauti- 
ful Statue Wagons, for Uncle Tom Show; One 80x4O-ft- 
Top. fairly (rood: 1 Spotted Trick Donkey. Tbe above 
wit] be sold for cash or six months* to one year's time 
will be Riven on bankable paper*. Or exchange for 
Kood farm workhorses, and miniature show property. 
For further particulars, address 

SEIBEL BROS., Watertown, Wis. 

..At Liberty- 


Somersault on the High Wire 

Open for offers Season 1906. Address 
cure The Hillhoarrl. Cincinnati offlne. 

Mention "The Biltboard" when answering ads. 

Des Moines. la 

Dubuque. la 

Denver, Col 

Denver, Col 

Denver. Col 

Denver, Col 

Denver. Col. 

Detroit. Mich 

Detroit. Mich 

Dayton, O 

Duluth. Minn 

Decatur, 111 mjuu 

Escanaba. Mlch.....Ben's....... 

East St. Louis. Mo. Family 

Eimira. N. T B-Ialto. 

Eau Claire, 'Wis TJniq.ue 

Erie. Pa Park........... - 

Froetvort. Ill -Empire...- .......... 

Fall River, Mass.... Bijou...... 

Fall River. Mass — Casto 

Fall River. Mass... Nickleodeon --. 

Fond du Lac. Wis. ideal 

Fort Worth, Tex... crown 

Fort Worth. Tex.... star 

Fort Worth, Tex standard 

Fort 'Wayne, Ind.... stsr. ........ ........ 

Fresno, Cal -Star...... ...... 

Fresno. Cal ....Grand..........-—" 

Gloucester. N. I.... Empire ;•• 

Glens Falls. N. Y.. Capital 

GloversvMe. N.T ■Family--.'. ---• 

Grand Rapids. Micb.Grand Op. House... 

Green Bay. Wis Bijou 

Hoboken. N. J Empire 

Hot Springs. Ark... Happy Hollow-.... 

Hot Srrlngs. Ark.. Palace 

Hamilton, Can .star..... ... •••••••••• 

Hartford, Conn Poll's 

Hamilton. O Gsfinrt...- ■ 

Houston. Tex Standard 

Mipemlng. Mich... Bijou 

Indianetiolis. Ind... Grand Op. House. 

Toilet. Ill .Grand. 

loplln. Mo Lyric 

Janesvllle. Wis West Side 

Johnstown. N. Y... Eagle. .............. 

Kansas City. Mo... Majestic 

Karsas City. Mo... National 

Knt.Ros City. Mo... Orpheum 

Kar.sas Cltv. Mo Tale's.... -• 

Kenosha, Wis F.ljou 

Kokon-.o. Ind Crysta. 

Leavenworth. Kan. Crystal. 

t«ondor. Can.... .London... -•-•• 

Lansing. Mich Bijou 

Los Argeles. Cal... Casino.. 

Los Anseles. Cal... Fifcher's.......--.- 

Los Aneeles. Cal.;. Empire. ............ 

T.os Angeles Cal... Ombenm 

Los Aneeles. Cal... Unique... ... 

Los Angeles. Cal... Broadway.......... 

Los Aneeles. Cal... Cineograph 

Leadvllle. Col.— ...Novelty ... 

Lyrn, Mass ..Gem................ 

Lvnn Mass... .Auditorium........ 

Lowell. Mass Palace.. 

Lowell. Mass ..Boston.... 

Lowell. Mass People's 

Lincoln. Neb Lvric 

Lancaster. Pa Family 

Lornine. O: Empire .... 

t.nwrrnce. Mass..... Casino.....---- 

Lawrence. Mass. . . . Colonial. . . 

La Creese. Wis .Btiou...... 

Loni"Vllle. Ky .. Honklns'.. 

t.n Salle. Ill Empire.... 

Losransport. Ind..... Crystal.... 

Manitowoc. Wis.... Variety. ........ 

Memphis. Tenn Grand Op. House 

Merlon. Tr>d .Crystal............. 

Marlon. Ind Grand 

Mahnnoy Cltv. Pa. .Family 

Mndlron. Wis Firm's 

Mllwai'Vee. wis.... Crystal. ...... ...... 

Milwaukee. V- Grand 

Minneapolis. Minn. Orpheum 

Minneapolis. Mmn..T'mque... 

Marinette. Wis Bijou 

Mti.kecon Mich Crystal 

Muucle, Ind Star.... 

Vnrquette. Mich BHou.'. 

New York City Atlantic Garden.. 

J. B. Thompson. 
Buck Johnson. .. 

G. C. Ellison 

.Dick Sutton......... Address Manager. 

W. S. Butterfleld.... Address Manager. 

.Address Manager. 

,J. L. Kernan S.K.Hodgdon, St.JajnesBld..N.Y.C. 

Address Manager. 

.Wm. Avery. .Address Manager. 

.M. Shea S.K.Hcdgdon, St.JamesBId..N.Y.C. 

M. B. Mitchell Wm. Morris. 6W. 28 £t., N. Y. C. 

.J. B. Keating. S.K.Hodgdon, St.JamesBld-.N.Y.C. 

Carl Lothrop. ....... Address Manager. 

Stone & Shaw Ad dres3 Manager. 

L. B. Walker Address Manager. 

.C. E. Cherry ...Address Manager. 

W. C. Grover. . . . . . . Address Manager. 

.Frank Keeney Address Manager. 

.Chas. Williams Wm. Morris. 6 W. 28 st. N. Y. C. 

.Nick Norton......... Hyde & Behman. 

P. G. Williams Wm. Morris. 6 W. 28 St., N. Y. C. 

.P. G. Williams..... Wmh. Morris. 6 W. 28 st. N. Yy. C. 

.Ross Hudson.. .......Address Manager. 

. M. Manning. ........ Address Manager. 

....Address Manager. 

Address Manager. 

Vic Hugo.....*...... Address Manager. 

. Ray W. Fay. ..... . . . Address iManager. 

. M. C. Anderson.... J.J.Murdock. Ashland Blk, Chicago. 

.H. C. Danforth..... Address Manager. 

Abe Jacobs ...... J.J.Murdock, Ashland Blk, Chicago. 

•TV. W Freeman.... J.J.Murdock, Ashland.Blk. Chicago. 

.Arthur Fabish J.J.Murdock, Ashland Blk, Chicago. 

.Frank Maple... Address Manager. 

.Davis & Churchill.. Address Manager. 
.Davis & Churchill.. Address Manager. 
..L.M. Hedges........ Address Manager. 

. ,W. J. Sweeney. Address Manager. 

— • - _ S.K.Hodgdon, St.JamesBld-.N.Y.C. 

.. Address Manager. 
..Bert Pittman, Novelty, Denver. 
,H.C. Engledrum.... Address Manager. 

. H. A. Sodinl. ....... Address Manager. . 

..Fred Buchannan.... Address Manager. 

. Jake Rosenthal Address Manager. 

............... ..........Address Manager. 

. Martin Beck C. E. Bray. Ashland Blk, Chicago. 

. Ira Adams Address Manager. 

..F. Levey.... ....Address Manager. 

.Tonv Lubelski Bert Pittman. Novelty. Denver. 

..J. H. Moore S.K.Hodeilon. St.JamesBld-.N.T.C. 

. J. J. Nash ..Address Manager. 

. Harslock & Curran. Address Managers. 

..Joe Maltland Jro. Nash. Unique, Winnipeg, Man. 

,. A.. Siegfried. ......... .Address Manager. 

Address Manager. 

■ Larry Lund. ....Address Manager. 

..F.W. McCorwell... Address Manager. 

,.A1 Schuberg JVddress Manager. 

.J. L. Gilson Addres- Manager. 

. G. Devlne. Address Manager. 

..C. E. Oook Address Manager. _ 

. Al Haynes S. K. Hodgdon, St. James Bids, N.Y. 

. ....... ...Address Manager. 

.Frank O'Brien AddTess Manager. 

.Geo. Frltzie... ....... Address Manager. 

..E. N. Dinwiddle..... AMress Manager. 

. .Mrs. M. DeBeque. . ..Address Manager. 

........ ........ ......... Address Manager. 

..Tony Lubelski Bert Pittman Novelty.Denver.Col. 

..Tony Lubelski .Bert Pittman Novelty.Denver.CoI. 

......................... Address Manage.-. 

. James Donohoe Al Meyers. 31 West 31st St. 

.."Wm. Calhoun.... Address Manager- 

. . Churchill «• Davis. . . Acdress Manager. 

..■W. C. Danforth T.T. Keefe, 67 S. Clark St. Chicago. 

..A. M. Brugge-nan.; Jo.PaigeSmIth.St.JamesBld,N.Y.C. 
..Geo. W. Tomasso... Address Manager. 

Address Manager. 

.. J. C. Anpleton Address Manager. 

.. Louis E. Kirby V/m. Morris. CW. 28st-, N. Y. C. 

McCarthy & "Ward.. Adctress Manager. 
..Alvido & Lassare.... Address Manager. 

. Address Manager. 

..Shaefer ZieKler J.J.Murdock. Ashland Blk. Chicago. 

.'Louis Goldberg...... W.F.Henderson.S7S.ClarkSt, Chicago. 

..C. E. Hodkins Address Manager. 

.; Clarence Burdlck... Address Manager. 

Address Manager. 

..Tony Lubelski Address Manager. 

. F. L. Flanders Address Manager. 

..Martin Lehman C. E. Bray. Ashland Blk, Chicago. 

..!». Brown........ Address Manager. 

..Frank O'Brien....... Address Manager. 

..Frank O'Brien Address Manager. 

..John Amnions...... Address Manager. 

..W. C. Bennett Address Manager. 

..D. J. RoDson. Address Manager. 

........................ Address Manager. 

......................... Address Manager. 

......................... Address Manage-.-. 

..Clarence Drown.... C. E. Brayj Ashland Blk. Chicago; 

. . Tony Lubelski. .... . . Bert Pittman Novelty.Denver.CoL 

......................... Address Manager. 

.. A. J. Morgansteln. Address Manager. ________ 

...Tony Lubelski... ....Bert Pittman, Novelty, Denver. 

. . C. W. Schaefer. .... Address Manager. 

Address Manager. 

...Lemey Bros.. — ...... Address Manager. 

...J. H. Tebbetts...... Address Manager. 

.. H. A. Woodward.... Address Manager. 

..H.M. Miller Address Manager. 

... Ed Mozart........... FreemanBerasteln. 36 "W.2SSt.H.Y.C. 

........... — ..;. ........ Addiess Manage?. 

.;W. L. Gallagher Address.Manager. 

... Al Havnes ... .... Afidres t'Manager. 

John Nash. . . ........ Jno. Nash. Unique. 'Winnipeg. Man. 

... Wm. Relchman J.J.Murdofk. Ashland Blk, Chicago. 

.. Bart Bungart Address Manager. 

...J. H. Amnions....... Address Mmaeer. ■■ ■ 

-------. Address Manager. 

. J.J.Murdock. Ashland Blk. Chicago. 

.Address Manager. 

.Address Manager. 

. FreemanBernstein, 36 W.2SSt.N.Y.C. 

. AtMress Manager. 

..W.F.Henderson.67S.CIark3t. Chicago. 

. Address Manager. 

,. C. E. Bray. Asbland Blk, Chicago. 

. Address Manager. 

.; J. H. Ammons... 
...H.G. Sommers.. 
.. J. H. Ammons... 
...Ed Mozart...... 


.. F. B. Winter.... 

..John Elliott 

.. O. F. Perter.... 

, H. C. Danforth Address Manager. 

. H. C. Danforth Address Manager. 

. R. H. Ospoodby Address Manaser. 

. W. A. Ross Address Manager. 

■ Chas. Escher Address Manager. 

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Queen of White Slates 
Tracked Around the World 
Fast Life in New York 
Fallen by the Wayside 
Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl 
Dangers of Working Girls 
Secret Sendee Sam 
Lost in a Big City 
Chinatown Charlie 
Ruled Off the Turf 
Queen of Highbinders 
Lured from Home 
Confessions of a Wife 
The Crooked Path 

Musical Comedies 

The Belle of Avenue A 
Tom, Dick and Harry 

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DECEMBER 2, 1905. 




400 SUBJECTS, 4 


Rex * Star Stereoptiron $21.50 


Best CM By ([ | 15 

4%in. $ I . Mail q>J , each 

RHEOSTATS. 2*0 Volt., $8.50. 










New Tork City •Yorkvllle M. R. Bimberg. 

New York City 'New York Louis Werba 

New York City 'American "Win. T. Keogh. 

New York City "Grand Op. Bouse... J. H. Springer 

New York City Colonial P. G. ~ 

New York City Alhambra P. G. 

.. Address Manager. 

. M. S. Bentham. St. James Bldg. 

• Ted Harks, New Ams.TheaterBldg. 

. M. S. Bentham, St. James Bldg.N.Y. 

Williams Wm. Morris, 6 W.28 St., N. Y. C. 

Williams Wm. Morris. 6 W.2S St.. N. Y. C. 

$5 Per Set. 







809 Filbert, 


New York City T>ewey< Geo. Krause "Wm. Morris, 6 W. 28th St. 

New York City *Third Avenue. A. H. Woods ...Ben Harris, Hotel Metropole. 

New York City •Gotham Geo. Krause Wm. Morris. & w. 28th St. 

New York City Ruber's Musee J. H. Anderson Address Manager. 

New York City Hurtig & Seamon's Ben Hurtig Address Manager. 

New York City Union Square B. F. Rogers S.K.I'odgdon, St. JamesBld.,N.Y.C. 

New York City •Metropolis Henry Rosenberg. .. B. A. Meyers. 31 W. 31st St. 

New York City Tony Pastor's H. S. Sanderson Address Manager. 

New York City Proctor's 58th St.... E. Robinson Wm. Morris, 6 W.28 St., N. Y. C. 

New York City Proctor's 23rd St... G. E. Graham Wm. Morris. 6 W.28 St., N. Y. C. 

New York City Proctor's 125th St... J. T. Fynes Wm. Morris, 6 W.28 St., N. Y. C 

New York CSty Victoria Oscar Hammerstein Wm. Morris. 6 W.28 St.. N. Y. C. 

New York City Family B_ Graumann 131 W. 42d St. 

New York City «Westend Geo. Blumenthal B. A. Meyers, 31 W. 31st St. 

New York City 'Murray Hill :. Wm. T. Keogh M. S. Bentham. St. James Bldg. 

New York City 'Star Wm. T. Keogh M. S. Bentham, St. James Bldg. 

NewBnmswick,N.J. Tivoll Jas. Monahan Address Manager. 

Niagara Falls,N. Y.Lyceum.. . .. Address Manager. 

Norfolk. Va... ...... Auditorium ......J. M. Barton......... Address Manager. 

Norfolk. Va Acme Wilkerson&Manzie. . Address Manager. 

Norfolk. Va -... Btfou Abb Smith Address Manager. 

Norfolk. Va .Manhattan..... C. A. Crinnian...... Adciess Manager. 

Nashville. Tenn Grand Op. House... T. D. Hopkins J.J.Murdock, Ashland Blk, Chicago 

N.Westminster.BC Variety S. M. Cohan Address Manager. 

Nanalmo. B. C Variety Address Manager. 

New Orleans. La... Orpheum Martin Beck C. E. Bray. Ashland Blk. Chicago 

Newark. N. J. Proctor's ;....R. C. Stewart Wm. Morris, 6 W.28 St., N. Y. C 

New Haven. Conn. .Poll's .Z. Poll Wm. Morris, 6 W.28 St., N. Y. C 

No. Adams. Mass.. Sheedy's.. ........... TV. P. Meade ..Address Manager. 

New Bedford, Mass. Haulaway's T. B. Baylis Address Hanaeer. 

Oakland. Cal Bell Ed Homan Archie Levy.305 Mason St., San Fran. 

Oakland. Cal Empire............... E.M. Carlson .Address Manager. 

Oakland. Cal; Novelty.... Tony Lubelski Bert Pittman.Novelty, Denver.Col. 

Ottumwa. la Crystal Address Manager. 

Ogden, Utah Lyceum Tony Lubelski Bert Plttman, Novelty, Denver. 

Orpheum Martin Beck......... C. E. Bray. Ashland Blk. Chicago 

Novelty..... P. H. Malland....... Address Manager. 

Bijou .H. C. Danforth Address Marager. 

Family ..Morris & Simms FreemanBernsteln, S8 W.28St.N.Y.C 

Family FreematBernstein, 36 W.28St.N.Y.C.' 

Family. Fred De Vonde FreemanBernsteln, 36 W.28St-N.Y.C 

""* — M J. H.Errickson...... Address Manager. 

J." H. Enickson. ..... Address Manager. 

Omaha. Neb.... 
Omaha, Neb......... 

Oshkosh, '"Wis 

Paterson, N. J. 

Passaic, N. J.. 

Poughkeepsie. N.Y. 

Portland, Ore Grand... 

Portland. Ore star 

er, IM Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, «. Y. 


Substantial, loud 
pure In tone, easy to 
tune and play. Pho- 
tos, references, cata- 
logue, with full Infor- 
mation HOW TO PLAY 
GLASSES successfully, 
will be sent on receipt of 
Glassophone Manufactur- 




Refined Singers and Dancer*. 

Address all Agents, Billboard, or 333 Wood- 
land Ave.. Cleveland. Ohio. 

"Maskelyne & Devant's Mysteries" 


Sole control in Vaudeville. 
B. Marinelli, New York. 

Care H, 


'Clown and Mule Hurdle Rider 

Fifth year with M. L. Clark Shows. 

Portland. Ore Lyric Keating & Flood. Af dress Manager. 

Portland, Ore....... Orpheum W. A. Simmons Address Manager. 

Pt.Townsend,Wasn. standard. Address Manager. 

Philadelphia, Pa....Bradenl>erg's. .. C. A. Bradenberg... Afiflress Manager. 

Philadelphia, Pa.. ..Keith's H. T. Jordon S.K.Kc<tedon, St.JamesBId..N.Y.C. 

Philadelphia. Pa nth Street Frank Dumont Address Manager 

Portland. Me .. Portland J. E. Moore S.K.Hodgdon. St. JamesBld..N.Y C. 

Pecria, 111 Weast's.-. C. F. Bartson Address Manager. 

Peoria, 111 Jacobs' J. J. Jacobs Address Manager. 

Peoria, 111. Main Street ..J. C. Cutler Address Manager. 

Paeblo. Col.... .Earl........ ..--.' Address Manager 

Pueblo. Col ..— Grand Address Manager. 

Providtnce. R. I... Keith's Chas. Lovenberg S.K.Hodgdon. St-JamesBld..N.Y C 

Pawtucket, K. I.... Grand Address Manager. 

Pawtucket, R. I.... Capron's Address Manager. 

Pittsburg. Pa Grand Gp. House... Harry Davis S-K-Hoojrdon. St-JameaBld. STO. 

Qulncy. HI..... Bijou HcConnell & Patrick Address Manager. 

Richmond. Ind" Phillips' Address Manager. 

Rochester, N. Y Cook's Op. House.. W. S. McCulIum... S.K.Hodgdon, St.JamesBld. N.YC. 

Rockford. HI Bijou Address Manager. • *•»«• 

Beno, Nev.. Grand Tony Lubelski...... Bert Plttman, Novelty. Denver. 

Racine Wis. Bijou Frank O'Brien Address Manager 

San Jose, Cal Unique .Tony LubelsM Bert Plttman. Novelty, Denver. 

San Jose, Cal.. Jose Address Manager. 

San Jose, Cal "Victory Address Manager. 

St. Louis. Mo Columbia.. " - - 

St. Louis. Mo.. 
San Diego. Cal... 

SanFranclsco,Cal. . 
SanFrancisco.Cal. . 
SanFrancisco.Cal. . 

SanFranoisco. Cal 

Seattle. Wash 

Its for Streetmen i^*-**^ •**•«*. coiomb^; 

SAMPLE 10 cts. 382 East 

Ohio, TJ. 8. A. 

Small Tent Shows 

Coming South will do well here. Population 
300. Twelve stores. Write for particnrs. Oa 
A. C. LB. R. between Sumter and Orange- 
burg, WALTER 0. EPPERSON. Plnewood. 

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Tent This Year? 

We are Headquarters South for 



They are our specialty but we make any kind 
of tent that Is made. Don't buy before get- 
ting- our prices. Yours truly, 

HI. P. & H. L. SMITH, Dalton, Ga. 




Constructed on an entirely new- 
principle, not at all awkward to 
handle, easy to play .as any tiz. 
stringed instrument, wonderful 
carrying power, equally desirable 
for either solo or club work, sold 
on easy payments if desired. 


W.J. DYER <& BRO. 

1-23-25-27 W. Fifth St. ST. PAUL, MINN. 

""frank Tate J.J.Murdock, Ashland Blk, Chicago 

Star O. P. Crawfford.... Address Manager. ^ ' 

_ - - --. Pickwick Tony Lubelski Bert Plttman, Novelty Denver. 

San Diego, Cal Grand Address Manager. 

St. Joseph, Mo -Crystal ...Fred Cosman Address Manager 

St- Thomas, Canj-.-Bennetfa J. H. Aloz C. W. Bennett. London, Can 

Sioux Falls, S. D... Novelty ....Tony Lubelski Bert Plttman, Novelty Denver 

Sheboygan, Wis Unique Frank O'Brien Address Manager ^^ 

South Bend. Ind..... Olympic W. A. Lang, Ogden Bldg., Chicago. 

Chutes Address Manager ^ 

Fisher's... Tony Lubelski Bert P.ttman. Novelty, Denver 

Novelty...... Sam Loverich. ...... Address Manager 

Orpheum John Morrlsey C. E. Bray. Ashland Blk Chicago 

Lyceum ....Address Manager. 

Mission............... Address Manager 

Empire .Curtis & 'Weston -Address Manager'. 

„ ,-._--=- Crystal....... Address Manager. 

Seattle. Wash Comlque M. Goldsmith Address Manager 

Seattle. Wash.. Central... ....Don C. Fooler....... Address Manager* 

Seattle. Wash Empire Address Manager 

Seattle Wash Edison Address Manager' 

Seattle. Wash Orpheum E. J. Donnellen Address Manager* 

Seattle. Wash Star .M. e. Winstock Address Marager 

Seattle. Wash Pantages* Alex. Pant ages Address Manager* 

St. Paul, Minn Orpheum J. C. Kaane Address Manager' 

St. Paul. Minn Empire A. Weinholz Address Manager* 

Saginaw, Mich Jeffers Marks & Bamford.. Address Manager' 

St. Johns, N. B York R. F. Hyde Address Manager* 

South Chicago. III. .Unique John Connors Address Manaeer" 

Scranton, Pa Family J>. F. McCoy Address Manager 

Spokane. Wash La Boheme Address Manager 

Spokane. Wash Oberon Address Manager 

Spokane. Wash Comlque Address Manager 

Spokane, Wash Edison Address Manager 

M y I?- c S e -J li i,J- Grand Op. House.... C. H. Plummer S.K.Hodgdon,St.James Bid* NYC 

Springfield. HI Gaiety. Smith & Burton.... Address Mankger 

Springfield, HI Empire John Connors Address Manaser* 

Springfield. HI Olympic ,C. J. McCann Address Manager 

Springfield. O Orpheum Gus Suh Address Manager 

Springfield. Mass... Poll's .C. W. Fonda Wm. Mcrrls. 6 w"28St- NYC 

Springfield. Mo Star G. H. Oiendorf Address Manager 

SaltLakeCity.Utah. Bon Ton Tony Lubelski .Bert Plttman, Novelty, Denver. 

Saratoga Spgs.N.Y. Gem Address Manager - t ^nver. 

Sedalia, Mo Crystal Address Manager 

Schenectady. N. Y. Mohawk Weber & Rush Address Manager 

Sacramento. Cal Oak Park Tony Lubelski Bert Plttman, Novelty. Denver 

Sacramento. Cal-... Novelty Tony Lubelski Bert Plttman. Novelty Denvir 

Santa Cruz. Cal.. ..Unique Aodreas Manager ""nver. 

SanBamadino. Cal. Broadway E. E. LIssenden Address Manager' 

Santa Rosa. Cal. — Novelty -Z° ny Lubelrici Bert Plttman. NoVelty. Denver 

Stockton. Cal Novelty Tony Lubelski Bert Plttman Novelty Denver 

Topeka. Kan Novelty R. A. Wllhelms Address Manager Denver. 

Topeka. Kan Star G. V. Morris Address Manager' 

ioledo. O Arcade .- H. H. Larkin Address Manager 

Toronto, Can Shea's J. Shea S.K.Hodgdon St JamiunM w -v c 

Trenton. N. J Trent Ed Renton II.AddrVsVMVnager ' C * 

J™ 7 - S- Z Proctor's Wm. Graham Wm. Morris. G W.*28St.. N. Y C 

Troy. N. Y.... Olympla. Address Manager. 

Tacoma. Wash Crystal 

Tacoma. 'Wash.. Star............ 

Tacoma. Wash Grand 

Tacoma. Wash...... Orpheum. ...... 

Utica. N. Y Orpheum 

TJtica. N. Y... ...... Dewey.......... 

Vallejo. Cal Novelty 

Vancouver. B. C..— Variety. 

Mention "The Billboard." when answering ads. 

^ Address Manager. 

--D. Worley Address Manager. 

"2; ?i Worley Address Manager. 

••W. H. Horbeck...... Address Manager. 

. Wllmer & Vincent. Wm. Mcrris. 6 VV.28 St N Y P 

..David Barry Address Manager 

. Tony Lubelski ..Bert Plttman. Novelty. Denver. 

my, * _. •*. i. « " Address Manager. 

Victoria, B. C Savoy... Address Manager. 

Victoria^ B. C. Star... Address Manager 

Victor. Col Grand Address Manager 

Washington. D. C. Chase's WInnlfred De WItt.S.K.Hodcdon St inmuPM wn 

Waterbury Conn...Jaqne. Op. Hot»e..J. W. Fitzpatrlc^. Wm ^0^*6 W.a ™" N /*C 

Waterloo. la Johnson's .E. H. Johnson Address Manager 

Worcester. Mass....Palace Davey & Leslie.... Address Manager 

Worcester .Mass.... Park a. T. Wilton Address Manager 

Woonsocket R. I...Hnb. J. W Conklln Address Manager 

Winnipeg, Can Dominion.. M. Kyle HarryArniBtronir SchtllM-RM* rh,i„ 

wHS Stf-J^.-,"" S n, 2. n i-- £?"£ * Burrows...*.:Add^Xnager &: **" IerBI<1 * r * C 9- 10 ' 

Wilmington, Del....Garrick W. L. Dockstader.. Address Manager 

Wichita. Kan -Lyric C. M. Box Address Manager* 

Wichita Kan........B.Jou C. E. Olson Address Manage?" 

Washington. Pa.... Lyric Adcress Manager 

Youngstown. O Grand Op. House... T. K. Albaugh S.K.Hodgdon, 8t.JamesBld NYC 



Attractive. High Grade Uniforms at incom- 
parable prices. Send for catalog and cloth 
samples. Tell us what you want. 


COLUMBUS, 0., U. S. A. 



The biggest money maker of the season. 
Write for price list or samples. 

715 Locust St . ST. LOUI9. MO. 


A French Waffle Machine from 
... t ^ tb e World's Fair. The ma- 

ftrS* ^ BM i\^'! M \. Co " ,1M: * "-"" «" » I" -e 6 - 
..^? k'.ona debt; it has got to be sold. It can be 

«?£!♦ /„.F'*'i *',.'""'J 0l ' ,,e - The ""'bine Is 1< inches by 
• feet, and all attachments go with it. A bargain. 

6626 Delmar Bl. 

L bargain. 



RSSl'J^-pf If * eon ."' 5 0,ni - Cat * 1 ' Pet 8to « k . Peafowl., 
^t^t'.iSf"*!'"'!' <*>»•■. -Waterfowl, Cage Birds. F»r- 
ZHiL fS^f- t l"i an ? ■&1"»rlum Supplies, Animal., 
li?J. fft^FV * r ' d Sa l»Pl'e»- incubator., biooders. Book, 
also all kinds ot supplies. Send tor Illustrated catalogue 


712 Twelfth St.. N, W„ Washington. 


SSlZ"^ Tr ? T . e, "i B . w ««»n. I Tent, »H0, Pole, and 
Stakes, coiuplele; S LectureSet.. complete. Allasnew. 

,„.,. „ W ' R " JINNETT, 

1Q*H West Ohio St., lNIHAJiAPOLIS, IKD. 


Some good open tlmo at Culbreath Opera Hou.e, St. 
*S u'n I "? l "' 1 . P !?" re< l. the following Stock Companies 
»?„nA_ i ?»: ? eIIer Stock Co. Marie Fountain and 
SSSJ?S Btoc ,i- *«k A.M. Keller or Bobby Fountain. 
Seating Capacity 800. T. 8. CULBKEATH, Mgr. 

SS-ilHS-r GEM , sTOMEs-i'r't'n-'j"^^ 

nmS^ ld '"?"" tne mo »' c»tly Kerns. Any ti.00 to 
ir„»'^ ne . on, "'.' i0cen,,u SatlsfarUon guaranteed Cata-. 
1% mST- A ' f ' ;nt i««>«e<*- roLORAUO OEM STONE CO. 
11W Milwaukee St., Denver, Colo. 

St. Joseph, Mich., 

Shell.. Shell Novelties and Wood good, for the Holldnv 
and Ke.ort trade, wl.lie. to correspond with those 
having novelties to manufacture. 


Mention "The Billboard" when answering ad*. 


DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

The Billboard 



Alphabetically arrsuvjed of Agents. Ho- 
tels, Music Publishers and 
Dealers in Theatrical, 
Circus and Park 

Advertisements not exceeding one line in 
length, will be published, properly classified in 
this Directory, at the rate of $10 for one year 
(52 Issue.), provided they are of an acceptable 
nature. Price includes one year's subscription 
to The Billboard. Regular advertisers, who use 
in excess of $30 worth of space annually are 
entitled to one line free of charge for each 
fifty dollars or fraction thereof, covered by their 
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addresses being recorded as soon as they are 


...HALF TONE... 

Made for Posters, Heralds, Newspapers 
and Letter Heads. 

Cuts delivered by mail or express prepaid 
when cash accompanies the order. 

Your Photograph 
On Post Cards 

Htutd -colored, *2 per doz. Send negative or photo. 

WATSON*. Photoi?r»pher, Mlddletown, O. 



Films, Slides, Accessories. 



1028 main St.. Kansas City, Mo. 

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Has divided pedal which op- 
erate! Drum or Cymbal sep- 
arately or together, adjustable 
to height, stroke and position. 
compact* light in weight. 



272 Dyer Bid*. St. Paul. Mh,a. 



For the P. O. S. of A. Opera- 
House, Berwick, Pa., the boom 
town of Pennsylvania. Good open 
time in December and January. 
House seats 800; size Of stage 
26x42. Pay twice a month; over 
$100,000 paid out last pay day. 
Population of 14,000 to draw from. 
F. R. KETCHEN, Mgr, 



Silas J. Conyne, 402 McLean ave., Chicago, 111. 


Belmont Sisters' Balloon Co., Reed City, Mich. 
Sorthw'stn Ballloon Co., 71 Fullerton st., Chicago 
Prof. Chas. Swartz, Humboldt, Tenn. 

Wm. Bartels, 1«9 Greenwich St., N. T. C 
Cross, Liverpool, England. 

Carl Hagenbeck, Stelllngen Hamburg. Germany. 
Louis Ruhe. 24S Grand St.. N. Tf . C. 
Schilling's Zoo, 28 Cooper so,., N. T. C. 


Botanical Dec. Co., 271 Wabash Ave., Chicago. 


And Theatrical Lawyer., Who Specialize in 

Theatrical and Circus Law 

Maurice H. Bosenzweig, 03 Nassau St., N. Y. C. 


Geo. A. Paturel & Co.. 41 Warren St., N. Y. C 


Frank Bolton & Co., 107 B. Madison St.. Chlcag* 
Lyon & Bealey. 206 Wabash ave., Chicago. 


Post St. Hammon, 222 Post St.. San Francisco. 


G. I. Prescottt Agcy. 218 Lumber Exchange 
Minneapolis, Minn. 


The Hc*s Co., 223 S. Fltzhugh st.,Bochester.NX . 

St. Louis Button Co.. 415 Lucan ave., St. Louis. 


Ox-hydrogen Gas ILanufacturers. 
Cin'tl Cal. Light Co., 108 W. 4th St., Cincinnati 
St. Louis Cal. Light Co., 516 Kim St., St, Look 


Geo. Kratz, Evansvllle, Ind. 


Electric Candy Machine Co., Nashville. Tenn. 
Empire Cream Separator Co., Bloomneld, N. 1 


For Circuses, Parks, Summer Gardens, etc, 
Dlrnberger Pop Corn Co., 135 Seneca, Buffalo. 
Wm. F. Madden & Co.,14-16 Desbrosses st.,N.S 
New York Confection Co., 76 Varick St.. N.Y.C 
Rueckhelm Bros. & Eckstein, Chicago. 
Sbotwell Mfg. Oo., 117 Michigan St., Chicago 


I. Blsenstein, 44 Ann St., New York City 
D. C. Rlcketts. 50 Ann St.. New York City. 

Singer Bros.. 82 Bowery, New York City. 
United States Flag Co.. 2243 Gilbert, Cincinnati 
Western Bargain House, 272 Madison, Chicago 

CARS (R. R.) 

Circus and Theatrical. 
Arms Palace Horse Car Co.. Chicago. 
Mt. Vernon Car Mfg. Co., Mt. Vernon, 111. 
The Venice Transportation Co., St. Louis, Mo. 


New and Second Hand, 
P. A. McHugb, 59 61 Chaplin St., Cleveland 


ns, Sen. and Band Chari 


ll -£- -, cable adobess'kLIEGLIGHT'nfw vo»k 

393 1395 BROADWAY AND 129 W.38^> ST.. 


Send in your late program for professional copies of 

"Margie, You *re The Girl I Love." 
"THat Candy Girl of Mine." 

"I'll Take Ibe Clitf Bouse Wor Mine." 
It's Only Human Nature Alter All. 
I'll ite Home On Christmas Eve. 

Let Tne SUver Come. Good-Bye, Blue Eyes. 
Don't You Want a Girl. "Hlgn Ball." 

Soothing. You and I. 

We have snch writers as P. Clifford Harris. Allen Dougherty. Leland S. Roberts. Fred 

Tracey. J. J. Mackey. E. B. Jewell. J. J. Welsh. All popular song* taught free. 

Arranging. Call on us when in Frisco. 

THE ALTURAS MUSIC PUBLISHING CO., 210 Powell St., San Francisco, Cal. 

HEADLINER8 G0 ™ r& ™ 

612-614-616 Marion Building. 

E. - - WASH. 


nil-, run rnloUU theatrical moving in san frahciscs. 

Calls at all theatres every Sunday night for orders. Trunks stored tree. Bring checks to 
our office. Professional rates of course. We're all right; ask anybody. Office 10s Eddy St., 
opposite Tivnll Opera House. 

FINE COMBINATION CAR-68 It. lone. 3 state rooms, wash stand, toilet rooms, linen 
closet and excra berths for 20 people. Kitchen, dining room, large cellars. Baker heater, e 
wheel trucks, steel wheel*: in fact a very Hue car well eauipped for fast passenger service. 
A Iso T3 ft passenger coach used as baggage car. eQUipped for passenger seryi.e. a wneei 
trucks, steel wheels, etc. For further particulars, address. Seibol Bros- Watertown. ww. 


_^ — ~.. n n -w* *-•_. m -^Allnnn.n Panlnarlar Prnndrtfr 

Who knows his business. The BEST NOSE TOO GOOD. Bobs . Canvasman Chandellernum.^rloader, ^opefg- 

and Wardrobe men; Cook and Working People In all branches. Only the very best need app^ Boosers, 

chasers, disorganizers. Bare your stamp. Please Blve full particulars In first letter. 

weeks' silence a oolite negative. For further particulars address 

SEIBEL BROS.. Watertoon. Wis. 

Kindly consider two 
Enn. Seibel, Manager 

>*■. ■ AAUIUA ■ Ascensions furnished anywhere. Fifteen hundred feet high. Do Orapese act; 
RHl I nnNINfl » Sertorm double trapeze explosions and parachute leaps and races, -Those put^ on 
DHLLUUninU I iTeVitraordinary attractions. Prices made according to distance, and alwajs 
as low as justifies the artist to furnish this great act. Would like to negotiate **«^« 1 %£™*£* J ° £££2 
earlv contracts for neit season. Will have new outfit, and guarantee flrst-class attraction. Ac ro ™""!L°™* , ;'Sf 
new baUooii i or old repaired, write early. Use only the best material, and guarantee satisfactory Job. 
For particulars and prices address the aeronaut, 


"J"^ Oshkosh, Wis. 

Sv'ln^l.Sroected theoffice and bill-room of Mr. J. E. Williams. I examined his method of doing business, 
^ttbf utneSuMon *a^d^n^rv*aX ttai he has the best all "^^S^J^^S^T^li^S 
sen in all u>y travels. EverjtranK Is systematic and lam satisfied that he will at all times carry outniscon 

seen in all my travels. Evervtbing la systematic 

tract to the letter and give perfect satisfaction, 

Special Agent Coco-Cola Co. 


Eva Thatcher 

Twenty weeks on the Pacific Coast. Offered 
more. Address. Hii.T.nOMtn. Chicago. 

Mention "The Billboard" when answering ads. 

Cages," Sen. and' Band Chariot.. 
Sullivan & Eagle. Peru, Ind. 

Lanier A Drlesbach, 786 Poston St., Memphis. 
Kiagery Mfg. Co., 106 B. Pearl St., OtacuuraU 
W. Z. Long, Springfield. O. 


St. Lorn. Confetti Co., St. Louis, Mo. 

O. S. Fireworks Co.. St. Louis and Memphis 

D S. Flag Co., 2MS Gilbert ave., Cincinnati 


Van Horn & Son, 121 N. 8th St., Philadelphia 


Halftones, Engravings, ate. 
Clark Bug.. Milwaukee. Wis. 
Knox. Engr. Co., 515 Bates St., Knoxville. Tenn 
Life O'gravure Co., LaCrosse, Wis. 
Queen City Engr. Co.. Blymyer bldg., Clnclnatl 
Strate Eng. Co., Park Kow bldg.. New Tork. 

Prof. P. J. Ridge, 127 LaSalle St., Chicago. 
Wilson's School. 236 W. 23rd st, N. Y. O. 

And Dealers in Flags, Bunting, Festooning, .to- 
wn lard Coe Co., 522 Del. St., Kansas City, Mo 
TJ. S. Flag Co., 2243 Gilbert ave., Cincinnati. 

Natl. Tissue Mfg. Co.. 647 Fulton «t., Brooklyn 
U. S. Flag Co.. 2243 Gilbert ave., Cnlclnatl. 



The Greatest of all 




Is operated by letting two 
ivory balls roll down Incline. 
Player has privilege of drop- 
ping one of the balls, at all 
times. Has i combinations, 
big and Uttle prise, star and 
blow off. With the TIVOLI 
we give you two 4x4 feet 
layouts made on best enamel 
cloth; handsome appearance; 
one for the"REP."an"done for 
the "GRIND." This game is 
allowed to go everywhere on 
account of Its fair appearance 
Price. 835-00 

.... REMEMBER, ••• 
This gams has 
never been sold 
or advertised be- 
fore. Get it while 
it is new. : '• : 

Fair Buttons. 

St. Louis Button Co. 

Some Prices for 1906 That Are Also News 

™__ n. » ««- A aa,« **#■ 1 f»nK $ 


Dice of al 


The Evan. Bee Ht*-e$ tl»e Hit of 1905. 
The Twisted Wire "Set Spindle" .... 
The World'- fair Striker, Complete. 
Tne lmPROTBD Camel Back Spindle 

c£c^^^^^ k , 

H- C. EVANS & CO. . 125 Clark St., GHICA6D, ILLS. 

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It givei latest official Census. Just tho thins for mapping out your trip. 

I will mall one copy (only) of this Atlas. In (Best) Cloth Binding— postpaid 
to any address In the United States or Canada— by return mail, on receipt 
of money order for 44 cents, or 22 two-cent stamps. : : : : : 



Address GEORGE F. CRAM, 

Established 1867. 

130 Fulton Street. NEW YORK CITY 

Mention Billboard. 

Can yon imagine dogs playing a real drama, 
and making it as plain as if done by human 
beings ? Tbese dogs do it. 

CHAS. BOBMHAOPT, Agent, : : : St. James Bldg., MEW YORK CITY 


Canras Shoes, leather turned, 91. with Leather Soles. $1.50. 
Canvas Pumps 25o.. with Leather Soles. 50c. 

„ ., . _ Elastic Supporters $1. 

•ar n ^5 a n iJ r S nks> c i>H"s and Cuffs 8paneled and Trimmed. »5. 
S^S??.' S'^oltoean'J Cotton Tights and Shirts. Stage Make-Uft Sprint- 
in^uits. Basket Ball Outfits. Boxing Gloves and Stalking BagsT DJ,ru " 
E^Senafor illustrated catalogue telling all about above goods. - *! 

244 Main St., 


rUK SALE ^^J^ u ^u.?i^^^sssT6jsn^ss&'it!s^'^ 


npren __ 




Escanaba, Mich. 


t„, «.» M — _ WILtUM BEKNSTEIN, 
TeLi " M ^g&'aSSS B Y DBPAR™ E NT^ M fisV& e TiSSS S 8tree, ' N - T - 

Xmtim tt l&BWaard?'i^a,uwering*K Mention "The B&board" > 'm answering «&." 


Manufacturers, Sealers in, and Sental Banana 
American Blograph Co., 11 E. 14th St., N. Y. 0. 
Peter Baclgalnpl, 786 Mission St.. San Francisco 
Chicago Film Ex.. 133 S. Clark st., Chicago. 
Eugene Cllne & Co., 2 W. 14the at, N. X. C 
Edison Mfg. Co., 31 Union Square, N. Y. C 
Gaston Melies 204% E. 38th st. New York. 
Klflue Optical Co., 32 State St., Chicago; 127-9 

W. 32d st., New York City. 
S. Lubiii, 23 S. 8th St.. Philadelphia. 
McAllister, 49 Nassau St.. New York City. 
Miles Bros., 10 E. 14th St., New York City. 
Miles Bros. 116 Turk st., San Francisco, CaL 
Natl. Film Renting Co.. 62 N. Clark St., Chicago 
Piathe Cinematograph Co., 42 E. 23d st.. N.Y.C 

Sellg Polyscope Co., 41 Peck Court, Chicago. 
L. M. Swaat> & C, 338 Spruce St.. Philadelphia. 


Annln & Co., 99 Fulton St., New York City. 

National Flag Co.. Cincinnati, Ohio. 

U. S. Flag Co., 2243 Gilbert ave, Cincinnati. 


Spindles, Club House Furniture, eta. 
Barr & Co., 56 5th ave., Chicago. 
B. V. Clark, 9 'Weybosset St., Providence, B. 1 
Cowper Mfg. Oo. ,168 S. Clinton St.. Chicago. 
Deane, 1057 Central ave, Cincinnati, O. 
H. C. Evans & Co., 125 S. Clark St., Chicago. 
Jesse James, Fort Scott, Kan. 
Klein & Miller, 43 Leonard st.. New York CWj 
D. Miller Mfg. Co.. Kansas City, Mo. 
B. A. Moore Mfg. Co., 923 Wyan., Kan. City.Mo 


Make-up Boxes, Cold Cream, eto 

The Hess Co., 223 S. Fitzhue St.. Bochester.N.Y. 

VanHorn & MlehL 121 N. 9th St., Philadelphia. 


Flumes and Trappings for Circus and Adv. T/se. 
Schaembs Plume Co., 012 Metrop'n are.,Brooklyn 


Lodging and Boarding Houses Frequented by 

the Profession, 


Hotel Belmont, Eur., 153 W. Madison. 
Alhambra (New). Eur., cor. 19th & State. 
City Hotel, Eur. and Am., cor 19th and State. 


Curiosities and Side-show Goods (Manufacturer! 

of and Sealers in.) 
M. Koltatre, "Dreamland," Coney Island, N. Y. 
Prot. Chas Catnlle, 356 Bloomfleld ave., Bloom- 
Held. N. J. 
Chas. B. Weston. 4 Carrnthers, Lawrence. Mass 
I. W. Zarrow, 124 W. Liberty St., CincinaU. 


For Stage Use. 
Bennett Jewelry Co., 1317 Poplar, Philadelphia 
Alfred Guggenheim, 529 Broadway, N. Y. C. 
Holsman & Alter, 178 E. Madison ft. Chicago. 
Rogers, Thnrman * Co., 156 Wabash, Chicago 
Singer Bros., S2 Bowery, N. Y. C. 


Sbw. VanWyek, 1665 Pull™ ave., CincinaU. 


Harry L. Weisbaum, 240 E. Madison at., Chicago 


Beacons, Torchesf or Circuses •tad Tent Shows. 
Bolte & Weyer 209-301 W. Lake St., Chicago. 
Geo. Taylor 97 Cliff St., New York City. 


Stereopticons, etc. 
McAllister, 49 Nassau st.. New York City. 
Kleine Optical Co., 52 State St., Chicago. 
t«. Manassee, Tribune bldg., Chicago. 
Carousels, Boiler Coasters, Chutes, Ferris 
Wheels, etc. 
Armltage-Herschell Co., No. Tonawanda. N. Y. 
Oagney Locomotive Works, 474 B'way, N. I. C. 
w. B. Conderman, Hornellsville, N Y 
Herschell-SplUinan & Co., No. Tonawanda. N. Y 
K^S 1 "* J?SersoU. 307 4th ave., Pittsburgh 
W. H. Labb, Indianapolis. Ind- 
C. W. Parker, Abilene. Kan. ' 


t Supply Houses. 

J. T. B Clark, 912 Walnut at., Kan. OHy, Mo. 
o,- £- Bto™e. «»1S Central ave., Cincinnati? 6 
Singer Bros., 82 Bowery. New York City 


l. S. Gebbardt, 3024 Lawrence St., Philadelphia 


/. M. Nanghton Co.. 120 S. High st,Columbue, O 


SSl?,£?/J! lm ?*•■ VS3 s - C1 « r k «t-. Chicago. 
Bngene Cllne 4 Co 59 Dearborn st. Chicago 
Alfred L. Harstn & Co., 138 m 14th N Y t! 

g^.^'S-Stfl-SSw'S Sty" 
HUes Bros., lie Turk st., San Francisco: 0*1 

SS^S 111 ? **■*"•* <*»•• « TN^arkfchlSgo 

CMcaw. °* n,P ^ °°- ** K"*>lPh a?! 

Pa | he t «°^«*°« T »Pa Co., 42 B. 23d st. New 
Sellg Polyscope Co., 41 Peck Court, Chicago. 

of Mew Songs to Recognized Members 
of the Profession. 

A, mn"ci^c- ,K, c ,r ib - °^ »° p <™» «.. am 

^.i^ 1 '. ^ W - ^tt •*•• New York City 
Sfat'l Music Co., 41 W. 28th st.. New York a t» 
Jerome H Bemlck & Co., 45W. JStti, N Y <5" 
f I, ^^kJ^ Washington stTohteago: " 
Fra'nctaTo. ebdeD - *" X °' F «"«ir8an 


BorSSlo^^LareS' 52J * **"*■ 
Handy TMngg Co.. 68 Bowe St.. Ludlngton.Mlch. 

tSreen & Co., 375 Wells at., Chicago 

The Eagle Co., 12 Dutch st.. New York Cltv 

Joseph Koehler 100 Park Row, New York city. 


Blllborn Bros., 56 Fifth ave., Chicago. 


For Billposters, Circus and Theatrical Ajr.nn 
Elder *Jenks, 127 N. 5th st., Philadelphta. 


Who Cater Especially to the Theatrical 
f. Wendt, Photo., Boonton. N. J. 
Wilson Studio, 246-248 State St., Chicago 
r. W. Wilson, 162 State st., Chicago. " 

Dealers in, Authors, Agents and Brokers. 
Chas. McDonald & Co.. 53 Washington, Chicago 
Miss Elisabeth Marbury. 1430 B'wayrN. Y a. 
Willi Rossiter. 225 Washington St.. Chicago. 
Sanger 4 Jordan. 1432 Broadway, N. Y. C 
Selwyn 4 Co., 1141 Broadway, N. Y. C ' 
W. B. Watson, 383 Pearl St., Brooklyn N Y 
Wlnnett Play Bureau, 1402 B'way, NY C 
Ougene A. White, 1451 B'way, N. Y. C. 


Of Pictorial Posters and Big Type Stands, 
Streamers, etc 
Ackerman-Qulgley Litho. Co., Kan. City, Mo. 
American Show Print Co., Milwaukee, Wis 
Bell Show Print Co., Sigourney, la. 

C. H. Back 4 Co., Boston, Mass. 
Carnival Poster Co., 717-719 Hennepin ave- 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
Chicago Show Print Co., 140 5th ave., Chicago. 
Crescent. Eng. 4 Prtg. Co., 322 2d St., Evans- 

ville, Ind. 
Donaldson Litho. Co., Newport, Ky., 
E. L. Pantus & Co., 3S5 Dearborn St., Ohlcago. 
Fergus Prtg. Co., 22 Lake st., Chicago. 
Great W Prtg. Co., 513 Elm St., St. Louis. 
Hennegan & Co.. Cincinnati. 
Uassilion Sign 4 Show Print Co., Massillon, 0. 
Penn Prtg. 4 Pub. Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Clarence E. Runey, Kuney bldg.. Cinclnatl. O. 
Steger Poster Works. Stvger. 111. 

D. S. Litho., Russt-11-Morgan Print, Norwood, 0. 
Volunteer Prtg. Co., Beynoldsvllle, Pa. 
Wllmans 4 Bryant. 400 Main st.. Dallas, Tex. 


Of Theatrical Letterheads, .Contracts, Programs, 

etc., etc. 
Church Prtg. Co.. 4ie Elm St.. Cincinnati. 
Creacent Eng. 4 Prtg. Co., 322 2d St., Evane- 

vllle. Ind. 
Nonpariel Prtg. o., 425 Elm st., Cincinnati 
Steger Poster Works, St. ger. 111. 
Worth Printing Co., Webbersvllle, Mich. 


Herbert L. Messmore, 107 W. 39th st-, N. Y. C. 


And Sealers in Scenery, eto. 
John Herfurth," 2183 Boone St.. Cincinnati. 
James Slipper. 168 E. Columbia St., Detroit, 

Sosman 4 Landis. 236 S. Clinton. Chicago. 


Bock, 62 Blue Island ave., Chicago. 


Manufacturers and Dealers in 

Automatic Construction Co., 108 Fulton St., N. 

Y. City. 
Caille Bros., Detroit, Mich. 
Consolidated Machine Co., 124 N^th.Phlladelpbla 
Cosmopolitan Nov. Co., 214 N. 8th stTTphia. 
B. Edena, 508 Arch St.. Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mills Novelty Co., 11 S. Jefferson at., Chicago. 
Singer Bros., 82 Bowery, Ni-w York Ity. 
Watllng Mfg. Co.. 153 W. Jackson. Chicago. 


W1H Rossiter, 225 Washington st. Chicago. 
I. Whlteson. wo E. Madison St., Chicago. 


For Illnatrated Songs. 
Chicago Film Exchange. 193 S. Clark St.. Chi- 
cago, ni. 
Eugene Cllne 4 Co.. 10 E. 14th St.,, N. Y. . 

I ^ nc n ? tlc<a Co - S2 st " te »t- Chicago; 127-29 

W. 32d St.. New York. 
McAllister. 49 Nassau at. New York City. 
National Film Renting Co.. 62 N. Clark St., 

Chicago. 111. 
Sellg Pollyscope Co., 48 Peck Court. Chicago, ID. 


J. R. Clancy, 247 Sallna St., Syracuse, N. Y. 


Chicago House Wreck Co.. 35th 4 Iron, Chicago 


For Fair Followers, eto. 
Ooe, Yonge 4 Co., 812 St. Charles St.. St. Louis. 
Fabrtctns. 807 N. Broairway, St. Louis. Mo. 
5" ^J£ ntlM _* Co- 855 Dearborn st. Chicago. 
M. Gerber. 729 South st., Philadelphia. 
The Goldsmith Toy 4 Importing Co., 122 B. 

4th st., Cincinnati, 0. 
Alt. Guggenheim, 529 Broadway, N. Y. C. 
Holsman 4 Alter. 178 E. Madison St.. Chicago. 
rt, H - B - F°- 106 Canal st.. New York City. 
I. Eisenstein, 44 Ann St., New York City. 
Levin Bros., Terre Haute. Ind. 
W. F. Miller, 144 Park Bow. N. Y. C. 
g ewm »nMfg. Co., 81 Woodland are., Cleveland. 
Rogers-Thurman 4 Co., 15 Wabash ave.. Chicago 
will Rossiter 225 Washington it.. Chicago. 
Siiryock-Todd Co., 017 N. 4th St., St. iLouis, Mo. 
N Strare 4 JCO., 204 (Madison St., Chicago. 
Shapiro 4 Karr. 428 South st., PhUadelphla. 
Singer Bros., 82 Bowery. New York City. 
Western Bargain House 272 H. Madison Chicago, 
r ££, WetaDll1,In ' ™° K - Madison st..' Chicago. 
I. Whlteson, 240 B. Madison St., Chicago. 


ProfS. Llngerman, 705 N. 6th st., Philadelphia 


Chas. Born nanpt.t 1182 Broadwar, N. Y. 0. 
Western Theat. Ex., 90S C. O. H. bldg.. Chicago 

-DECEMBER 2, 1905. 


The Billboard 



$5.00 TO $15.00 A DAY 

Demonstrating Rosecakes (Rosenkuchen) Outfits 
in Windows and in Department Stores. 

Every housewife will bay an outfit the moment 
they see bow easily and quickly these erisp and 
delicious Eotecakes are made. They co»t about 

i one fourth of a cent each and anyone can make 
forty In twenty minutes time. For breakfast, 
luncheon or afternoon tea, Rosecakes are not 
only a convenience but a decided novelty. Hun- 
dreds of outfits can be sold at church bazaars, 
food shows etc.. besides you can sell the cakes 
at three for 5c as fast as you can make thtm. 
The sec consists of 2 Irons and a handle all 
packed In a neat box with full and explicit di- 
rections, receipts, etc. Send 7i'C in stamps or 
Money Order and I will mail you a complete out- 
fit and quote you my wholesale prices. 

This Is a business you cannot afford to over- 
look, as it will certainly make you good money 
right from the start. 



Are making good in Department Stores and in Windows. 
Thousands of dozens of Cones will be sold during the holi- 
days. I tell you how to put them up In packages, f nmlsh 
folding boxes, tin pails, labels, etc. People will carry the 
cones home and fill them at their pleasure, but it s up to 
you to suggest it. Don't forget the myriads of social do- 
ings such as balls, weddings, reception-i. etc., for which you 
can sell cones in bulk. Also remember the 
church fairs and bazaars, skating rinks, food 
shows, etc. There are thousands of ways to 
make money out of cones and I can put you 
right if you will only give me the chance. Write 
for my catalogue or if you already have a copy, 
send me your order. 

I take this occasion to thank all those who favored me with business 
during the past season and wish the readers of The Billboard— one and all-^ 
a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. 


127 Michigan St., TOLEDO, OHIO. 


Baker & Lockwood Co., 415 Delaware st, Kan- 
sas City, Mo. 

Geo. B. Donavln 4 Co.. Columbus. O. 

Dougherty Bros.' Tent Co., St. Louis, Mo. 

j c. Goss Co., Detroit. Mich. 

M. R. Kunkely, 163 South St., N. Y. C. 

The Murray Co.. 60 S Washington St.. Chicago. 

Chas. P. Sieder T«nt Co.. Detroit, Mich 

Thompson * Vandlreer. 816 E. Pearl. Clnclnn.atl 

U. S. Tent & Awn. Co., 225 W. Bandolph -St., 
frill c*iiro 

Chas. D. Weston. 6161 Wentworth ave., Chicago. 


Ackermann-Quigley Co., Kansas City, Mo. 
American Ticket Co., Toledo. O. _„.,.. 
Globe Ticket Co.. 112 N. 12th St.. Philadelphia. 
Weldon. Williams ft Lick, Fort Smith, Ark. 


S. B. Call, 2+* Main St., Springfield, Mass. 


Q. Nervione, 66 N. Franklin St.. Chicago. 
Geo. A. iPaturel & Co., 41 Warren St., N. X. C. 


R. Guthman Trans. Co- 225 Dearborn, Chicago. 


Bellier Trunk A. Bag Co., 1S2 Colombia ave.. 

C. A. Taylor Trunk Wks., 37 B.Bandolnn,Chlcago 


M. C. Lilly ft Co., Columbus, O. 

Western Uniform Co., 220 Clark St.. Chicago. 


Frank Melville. 1402 Broadway. N. Y. C. 
Bdw. Shayne. 87 Washington St.. Chicago. 
Thearle-Buckley. 827 St. James bldg., N. Y. C. 
Cross, Wild Beast Merchant, Liverpool, Eng. 


Bennett Jewelry Co., 1317 Poplar, Phlladelpbi. 
T. N. Mott, 415 Dearborn St.. Chicago. 
Rogers-Thurman ft Co.. 166 Wabash, Chicago. 




23 successful flights at Portland Exposition, returning 
direct to ttartlng point, delivering messages letters, 
etc. Also the only successful Atrablp at St Louis Ex- 
position. More fuccessf ul nights than all other Airships 
on earth. Capt. Thoa 8. Baldwin is prepared to build 
and supply a limited number of theBe genuine airships 
tliat will make good. Also open forenymgementodurlng 
1906 and 1907. Address. THOS. S. BALDWIN, 751 Market 
St., 8an Francisco, Cal. 



Winner ottto Only 3 Sold Medals Ever 6Itcb By the American Horse snow Association. 

The Acne of 
Equine and Ca- 
nine Intelli- 
gence. The 
Host Expensive 
Horse and Dog 
Act in Vaude- 
ville : : : : 






■■■H POST PAID ■■■■■ 


Prettiest Horses, 
Diamond Studded 
Harness and the 
Only Trained 
6reat Dane Dogs 
Working With 
Horses. : : : 





Lady to Feature for T isrobing Act on Trapeze, Performers 
in all branches doing one or more turns. Specialty People 
for the Concert, Man with Picture Machine and Illustrated 
Song Outfit, Leader for Brass Band and Orchestra, Boss 
Canvasman, Hostler, Train Master and Chandelier man. 

WnnM like to hear from the Burtinos. Stlllson Bros.. Schrader Bros. Hayes. Schremm Bros., 
Mil"! D-AtoS. wu" WiSlSI. Schuman Sisters, and former members company. 


Manae-erRoseMelvllle-Sis Hopkins Co.. as route In amusement journals, or permanent 
one. 51 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Mich. ^_^___^_^——. 

416 Elm St- 



•s'TRWHE." Either In Old Mexico, 
Nebraska, or In the Soup. 
HARRY gray, Capitol Saloon, Kansas City, Mo. 



Sao Our Ad Pate 37 

United States Tent ft Awning Co. 
"The World Our Field" 

Advertising Button., StLoul. Button Oo. B.d„. Button.. St. Loul. Button Co 


Clubs. BoIdhs Globe. Hoops, Batons. Guns Wlra- 
walkera' apparatus and Novelties. Stamp (or oat 
.loiroe. Rfiff. V VN irrni, Cincinnati o. 

Mention "The Billboard" when tmtwering odX 


Following is a partial list of users of our appliances: 
U» PA«, I0HHST0WH ^^JRSKSl *" ^ " ^ " "" 

■Wehaveiust equipped the NEW YORK HIPPODROME complete with Arc Lamps- 
8te mulcted fo^runnl'rbt our new catalogue sent on receipt of 4c In stamps. 


Tel. connecting 
all department.. 

l69<U Co,,,m * n " 

354 WEST 50th STREET, 



73 So. ClarK St. 


Heavy cover ledger 

P O 3 T — • f" cts. 

— • PAID W "«" 


416 Eta Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. 


Electric tattooing n^hln^MermtwloWjnesmes, 
stencils, etc., at low prices. Machtoea,SI0, o>'<>'* ££• 

PROF. WAGNER, »£&. «ew York City 

UenHon-neBmoanr when airing oA Um*m "to* BUIho^' .hen angering «b- Ventum "Ut Billboard' »hen anting oA. 

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DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

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GEO. W. KENNEI and A. H. WESTF4LL, managers. 

^N^»^^ <S >^>^»%^«»^ rt i ^ i^> V MM»^«><N^>^*'W > > 

Just Oat.... 

Free copies to the profession. 


CORA SETZLER, 425 W. Mt. Ave., Ft Collins, Colo. 


We have the best cards for the least money: printed In 4 colors: fifty designs; each one full 
ot run and creates roars of laughter. Send us 15 cents and we will send you 28 samples. These 
cards are just the thine to sell at state and county fairs, at theatres and in fact any place 
where the people gather. Send 15 cents for 25 samples and confidential prices. Address 

_^ 62 Bon Street, New fork. 


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An acknowledged feature for circus parade. Absolutely the VEEY BEST 

Till KTab*!. »a_.-__J« *=>-. ^ — ._ n __*t 

7Q1 North Second. Street, NASMVILX.E, TENN. 



rtii: i v ™ ^r^VE-J***" 1 -- wiiae Kiaiao write. 
Otters, J. H. van vranken. winter quarters, 


I want to book fop next Season 



Official Theatrical Guide 


The first run of 5000 copies left the press on May 1st, 
and was exhausted immediately. 

The second run of 5000 copies left the press on July 1st, 
and there are now on hand less than 400 copies. 



Price $1.00, which includes the monthly supplement 
mailed to any address desired. Send subscription to 


Empire Theatre Building, NEW YORK CITY 


DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

Tlie Billboard 



.Road Attractions. -^enterprises of*. 





■ w^ ^ ^^ »^%»» w Vig»H ir » > 0* -> m M i^^frin, 


Dora Thome 
Over Niagara Falls 
The Game Keeper 
The Minister's Daughter 
Thorns and Orange Blossoms 
James Kyrle MacCurdy «, S| 

In 'The Old Clothes Man" TriDline Buildlllg. 

Porter J. White ! 













In "Tin Fml's Bwniigi" philip bosenthui mtoiwey for rowlakd & cufforo. "^I* HOUSE, 

— —— .-- ^.. — -i— --— .- ^S.^g i CHoPaSs 


THt $50,00(tfl00.00 ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR] 

■ "■ - -• . — -1— — : .'PURCHASED BY THE' 1 — I 

CHICAGO HOUSE WRECKING CO., C hicago and St. Louis. ' 

_ _„.___:- um.CB UIDCPKINR GOHP1NV occupies an unequaled and original position In American enterprise. We came Into existence at tbe Mme of the WOOD'S TOLUOTIAK^TO 

™E CHlCAgo^^ 

SITU'* m l»« 'SF.VZlLnft!. ».i,. Vnn will realise what an advs 

Imitators have sprung up, butwe I 

ami Is far m]**}'** ^^ R ^JEI\^KS•"A^l6~SKKS'or"^iASO*'ACTURERS• SALES, our numerous wide a-wake representaii' 
descrSS* ^ Sfulprecedlnted ^ppSrtiiiity Wsavemoiie y *8 thin bouse offers the customer has seldom been equaled and 

M^OTACTURERS' SALES, our numerous wide a-wake representatives are there, on the alert to secure ror us stocks 
— - — - — * •-•——■*—'•—-—"•«•-''»•'—"'* never excelled. 

general : 


Bont do a thing about putting In voor season's 
supply of tickets Ull yon Investigate this offer. We 
Have several million unused tickets printed for the 
Louisiana Purchase Exposition, that we will dis- 
pose of at a price that will save yon at least.35 per 
wnt. Tliey are suitable for amusements of all 
klnos. Come on the regulation strips. S0OO to a rdll, 
and are consecutively numbered. In denomina- 
tions of 8c, 6c, 10c, 16c, S5c, 60c, and complimentary. 

m lots of 2.000 25c per M 

lnUotsofKWOO SOcperM 

In lota of 80,000 18c per M 

In lots ot 60,000 .16c per M 

Onlarger lots we give special prices. 

100,000,000 FEET OF LUMBER. 

We have 100.000.000 feet of lumber, that has seen but one year's wear, which must be sold at once -. ... 
•OTedlu the construction of thlsKamoioth Exposition, and Is ot the best grades of- long Leaf Southern Pine. £ 
consists™ Dlinensiot, Lumber, Timbers. Boards. Sbeathln*. Piling, Patent Lath. Bas«, Casing and Moulding- 
ShTsitablefortoe construction of Fa.r Buildings. Grand Stands, feace Track Buildings, etc If yon are con- 
tamrTlatlng building here is your opportunity lo get the best grade of high-class lumber at a tremendous sacri- 
fice We rtlfihllvfan enormous quantity oh hand and ourtime Is limited In clearlngjt away, so^ that yonr 
order will have to be sent in without delay. Another polnt 

snapped "" ""* 

every ye*r, 

CbJu*BO W and thnusanos ot Du'ldTngs'oY^everV'de^Trption: constructed from It, are standing monuments 
of oar careful methods In taking down all kinds of structures. 

It wa s 
i Pine. 

uch bargalnsas we are offering will be speedily 

no Yon will never have such a chance again. Get hold of it any way for lumber Is getting scarcer 
e*r and use It when you can. Our years of experience have made It posrlble for us to dls- 

wuhoat Inffry "to the material. We sold millions ot feet of lumber rrom the World's F*lr at 


This irrand architectural triumph Is now offered for sale as an auditorium or Exhibition Hall. The entire struc- 
?££ canto takendown snipped to any part of the world, and set np again complete and perfect In every detail. 
iSst«s"t stood™ St. Lc uls while displaying the Government exhibit of the United States. This building Is of 
unexanipledstrengtb anddurablllty:belng constructed of modern steel trusses with a span of sop feet The ap- 
proxlmatedlinensujns of the building are Mi 700 feet. With Its magnllicent proportions this building wUl 
make a superb ampl theater for cl reuses, horse shows, etc. _^__^_ 


Here is the chance of a life-time for show people to 
ornament their parks and amusement places with, 
the most magnlflcent specimens of the sculptor s 
art, executed and designed by the world's foremost 
artists. For months these beautiful pieces of Stat- 
uary held the hundreds of thousands of visitors to 
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition spell boumtin 
speechless admiration. They will make most valu- 
able attractions In your business for years to come, 
it is impossible here to describe the vast amountof 

this classical and modern work we have for sale. 

Only those who have visited the Fair have any con- 
ception of the extent or variety of this selection. 
The utmost care will be exercised In "moving 
them: and we can deliver them In perfect condition. 
They will be sold In groups, pairs or singly. Order 
at once as there Is a big demand, by colleges, 
schools, art classes, and visitors to the Exposition, 
who were impressed by their artlBtic beauty and 


Incandescent Lamps. 

We ha^e 160.000 Edison Base, 101 Vol- 
tage, General Electric make, 8 candle 
power Incandescent Lamps from -the 
St. Louis Fair, that have seen very 
little service. They liave aU been 
thoroughly tested and are In first- 
class condition. Inlohjflt500ormore, 
price each, 6 centa. 

250.000 Hew Incandescent Lamps, 
never been unpacked, General Elec- 
tric Hake, 8 candle power. Voltage 100 
to 110 Edison Base. Price each lie 

86,000 colored Incandescent Lamps, 
Amber. Green, Opal aadKuby. New 
2£c. Second Hand die 

Electrical Apparatus. 

We are In a position to snpply you 

with anything In the electrical line. 
No matter what your seeds are, we 
cansupply you promptly and with the 
best of its class upon , lJip . mar ket, Our 
list contains everything conceivable 
In the electrical line. Here are a few 
items: Motors, Fan». Furnaces, Test 
*ets, Betector Galvanameteia. Volt 
.Meters, Circuit Breakers. 8prJng 
Gongs, Adjustable Desk Lamps, An- 
munclators. Telephone Brackets ,Test- 
lng Telephones, Arch Switches, etc., 
etc.. all as good as new, and Jn first- 
class condition. Dont aHow any one 
"to prejudice you against aeeond-hand 
goods, such as we sell. We have the 
-only adequate method of fcsmdling 
ibhls business— competent workmen, 
ilntelllgetit supervision, aad rigid In- 
spection of everything sent out. Sua 
will have less trouble with these goods 
than when new apparatus Is hsstalled. 

Bamboo Poles. 

Are you thinking of fitting np a 
public Amusement Garden or a Sum- 
mer Park, Casino, etc.1 We have just 
the article yon need to embellish your 

landscape and make It resemble s 
choice picturesque nook in the tropics- 
Wbenwebougbt the entire Louisiana 

Pnrchase Exposition, among the tons 
upon tons of marketable material 
which came into our bands, were2S,000 
Bamboo Poles. They were used in the 
Philippine Reservation, and were the 
property of the United States Govern 
ment. They are from three to five 
Inches In diameter at the base, ana 
from 25 to 40 ftet long. Ton can see 
the potslbllltles of such material In 
your business. With these poles you 
can build graceful, portable .booths, 
alrv pavilions, rustic arbors, furni- 
ture, etc. In tact th. uses of bamboo 
are legion and it Is a decided novelty 
as a building material in this and 
other fcortbern countries. Dont fall to 
secure some of these useful poles at 
our exceedingly low prices. Kemein- 
ber it cost the U. 8. Government I3-60' 
a piece to import them. They will 
make your garden or park blossom 
like a beautiful tropical rose. 


Insulated Copper Wire^ 

One million dollars worth of Rub- 
ber Covered and "Weatherproof Cop 

per wire for InBlde and outside wiring 
sizes Ko.lt to 160.000 C. M. We can 
furnish practically anything needed 
In wire of any kind, and at prices that 
will mean a saving to von of at least 
85 per cent. Also, (260,000 worth of 
Lead Encased Rubber Covered Copper 
Wires for any purpose. Complete list 
and low prices sent on application- 


These excellent machines excel ln«ua4lty..o*Ulty 
and beauty, anything of this sature e^er <before 
placed upon the market. Each machine is Auto- 
matic and non-reversable and can be equip- 
ped with eatent electric Attachment, making a 
double register, one «"» the maehlae amd -eae at 
some central receiving point. They were built es- 
pecially for the Exposition, and are pcaeUeaU^ 
new. Alas glass top "Chopper Boxes." which 
chops the nickels as they enter. Other* bare 
coin attachments, thereby doing away with tickets. 
the person entering simply droppingaeoln into the 
receiving slot, which Is registered simultaneously 
by the turnstile. 


We have a larjre stock of the neat and attractive 
Jefferson Guards' unlforme, some of which have 
Been but little wear. They can be ut*ed by any 
show for band, military, minstrel, parade or ush- 
er*, with very little change. They are made ot 
pure wool, in a rich blue color, and can be made In- 
to a plain blue. uniform by ■imply removing the 
PKusnrrt MM 

1st in fair condition .* •*•«} 

2nd in Rood condition 6 - w 

3rd good a* new 7.B0 

We have al«o BOO suits of *'Kbakl*» uniforms con 
slitting of coat and pants, made of extra atrongr ma- 
terial. They cost IUW a suit. All In Rood candl 
tion; we are Belling: them for 91.75. 800 Jefferson 
Guards Overcoats made of Middlesex good weight 
and quality, extra lined, cost 016 00 each. They are 
In excellent condition and we are selling them for 
ftft.oo each. 

600 "Khaki" caps that cost SLSS each S5c 

500 sets of swords, with belts and scabbardt*, 
made of black leather, and brass trimmed. 

Price per set. •••• •S.OO 

If you are going to take a show on the road this 
coming season here Is your opportunity to fit out 




Two thousand Folding Cots that were purchased for the 
World's Fair. Some of them have never been used. 
Che frames are made of finely trlmed hardwood with 
adjustable foldli g ends: woven wire springs. The 
frame and canvas are connected In such a way that the 
cot can be opened and closed without any separation of 
the parts. They are 2 feet « Inches and 3 feet wide, long 
length: when folded up they make a package about S 
feet long and 6 Inches in thickness. Weight about 16 
pounds. Just the thing for camps. Price each 66 eta. 


We have 3001 of these beds, they were used during the 
Fair by the Jefferson Guards and as good as new. They 
are single beds. 3 x 6 ft., are plain and substantial, hav- 
ing heavy Vi Inch diameter tubing, neatly rounded. 
Each bed Is complete with an adjustable heavy woven 
wire spring. They can be used for general purposes. 
They have all been overhauled and renovated, are black 
enameled, and dtted with latest Improved casters. 

Price complete with springs 

lndosen lots *- 



Why buy new machinery, when we have the same thing 
for half the price! Guaranteed and ready for shipment. 
You cannot afford to pass us up on this line. It Is Impos- 
sible to give you much of an Idea of what we have in 
this space, but let us know your wants In machinery 
before you purchase elsewhere. Here are a few Items 
ot special Interest: 


Three 2S0 h. p. -'Heine' Water Tube Boilers. 

Three 30x48 heavy duty Win. Todd Reversible Engines 

Three *0 K. W_ 125 volt. Northern .Electric Mfg. Co."s 
multipolar generators, with switchboard and Instru- 

Two 18x30x1ft Westlnghouse Compound Engines. 

Three 11x24x11 Westlnghouse Compound Engines. 

One 30X58 Corliss Engine. 

One 13x22x13 Westlnghouse Compound Engine. 

Five 20-h. p. 110 volt. Western Electric 

Three 15.h. p. 110 volt. Western Electric. 

One 15 h. p. 115 volt. General Eleotric 

Three 1-h. p. 600 volt. Cutler Hammer. 

One 5 h. p. 600 volt, General Electric. 

One 3-h. p. 220 volt. Commercial. 

One 10 b. p. 110 volt, Commercial. 

One 8-h. p. 600 volt, Wagner. 

One S-h. p. 600 volt. General Electric. 


Those who contemplate furnishing a home or office 
will find our prices wonderfully low; In many Instan- 
ces the original costhavlngtbeensaerlflced. We can 
ROOM. BEDROOM and KITCHEN complete. Our 
CURTAINS and PORT1ERS Is the most complete In 
the country. Our collection of RUGS Is superb, 
consisting of Turkish and American weaves In 
beautiful colors and designs. Our furniture de- 
partment Is stocked with nothing but the very best 
grades, in solid oak and mahogany finish. Wehave 
unsurpassed bargains In P1ANOS,ORGANS,SEWING 
MACHINES, and In fact every household necessity. 
For office equipment we have 1000 Roll Top Desks, 
from the World's Fair; they have 28 pigeon holes, 
five drawers and a ledger cabinet, a perfect lor*tlng 
device that prevents drawers being opened when 
desk top Is locked. A complete assortment of OF- 
FICE CHAIRS from the ordinary reception to the 

low prices, r^ll at once If yon wlrii to participate In tnto great .laughter sale. 


35th and Iron Streets, CHICAGO. 

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DECEMBER 2, 1905. 

The Largest and Most Reliable Wholesale Streetmen's Supply House in the Country 
















We have an endless variety of Especially Attractive 



The South is wreathed in Sunshine, Smiles and Money 
— Streetmen go down there — Enjoy the sunshine, and 
get some of the loose change laying around idle and wil- 
ling to be spent, while the ICY BLASTS howl through 
the Northern States. It is a recreative, enjoyable and 
profitable place to go now. Take a good stock with you 
and^you will return lined with greenbacks in the Spring. 
Do it boys— Time is money— do it. 









RUGS and 








We make a specialty 

of Premium Goods 

of all kinds. 


Wholesale Streetmen's Specialties, 

!-270 Madison St. 



, Handsome large room, finely fitted up. The- 

| atre attached; suitable for Museum, Moving 

Picture Show. Merry-Go-Eound. etc. Good 

lease, cheap rent. .Will sell with or without 

machines. Address 


786 Mission St., San Francisco. 

List ofFairs 

This list is revised and corrected weekly, 
Headers will confer a favor by calling our at- 
tention to any errors or omissions. 

Phoenix— Territorial Fair. Dec. 4-9. Vernon 
L. Clark, supt. 

Hartford— Conn. Dairymen's Fair. Jan. 17-18. 
H. Hanchett, pres.; W. H. Gray, sec. 

Lockhart — County fair. Dec. 14-17. W M 
Scofield, sec'y. 


Advance. Privilege Baggage, Stock and 
„». . Merry-Go-Round Cars. 

30ft..long. Desirable tor Show and Carnival Corona 
"•es Reasonable terms. Write for particulars. 

.So. 1230 Monadnock Building, Chicago, 111 

•We Turn Out Work Prompty.- 

See Our Ad Page 37. 

No Order Too Big for Us to Handle. 



New Street Fairs. 

These dates have heen contributed since the 
publication of our last list. 


Globe Ticket Company 

New York, Chicago. San Francisco. 

II2-II4 North Twelfth Street, 

fflfl SilF ni]Clp_^Parker Mechanical Shooting 
riHl OftLC lint At"— Gallery and complete wave? 
mg satin for same. Address 

- F.E. UAZELTOK, Mason, Mich.-, B. B. No. «. 

'SSSP 1 ES l JlS 8 i. XIF JP FS! Send stamps for sealed 

circular. CHARLES COSROT, 122 Part Row, Now York. 

steaUm" Tie Billboard" via. mumrimfS^ 

Brandon, Miss.— Street Fair and Carnival. Dec. 

11-15. Greater Electric Novelty Co., attr. 
Canton. Miss. — Street -Fair and Carnival. Dec 

4-9. Greater Electric Novelty Co., attr 
Greenville, Miss. — Street Fair and Carnival. Dec. 

4-9. Robinson Amusement Co., attr. 
Laurel. Miss.— Street Fair and Carnival. Dec. 

11-16. Cosmopolitan Amusement Co., attr. 
Lakeland, Fla. — Street Fair and Carnival. Dec. 

4-9. Kiddell Southern Carnival Co., attr. 
Meridian.' Miss. — Street Fair and Carnival. Dec. 

4-9. Cosmopolitan Amuse. Co.. attr. 
Santa Bosa. New Mex.— Street >Fair and Carni- 
val. Dec 4-9. Dodge Amusement CCo., attr. 

« * « « * 

Special Ticket Systems, 

Street Fairs. Amusement Companies. Sum- 
mer Parks. Carnivals. Expositions. Theatres. 

Write for 

Particulars arid 

We carry in stock consecutively 
numbered strip tickets reading:: 
"Good for One Admission", put 
up in rolls of 1,000 : assorted 
colors. These we can -hip im- 

Street Fairs and Carnivals; 

This list is revised and corrected weekly, . 


Dublin. Tex.— Street Fair and Carnival 

Durant, iii-a.— Street Fair and Carnival. Dec. 
4-9. Greater Electric Novelty Co., attr. 

HIco. Tex.— Street Fair and Carnival. Dec. 

Italy, Tex.— 'Firemen's Street Fair and Carnival 

Dec. 4-9. World's Fair Midway and Carnival 

Co.. attr. - 

Ke 7. £«"'• "a.— Street "Wr and Carnival 
14-30. Riddell's Southern Carnival Co - . 

Malone, N. Y— .Street Fair and Carnival. 
2-9. King Karnlval Eo., attr. 

Miami. Fta.-Bbreet Fair, and Carnival. 



18^5. Madeira southern Carnival CdVattr 

Phot* ■6-tSots, 


The Leading Show Printers (Lithographic or Block) In the United Statesuse 

The Ault & Wiborg Company's 

* „ «_ POSTER INKS. 

CinriZS? 6 C ' Them ' n. v t, THE AULT & WIBORO CO. 

Cincinnati New York Chicago St Louis 

M- LfTHOMA, 1383 West Lake St., Chicago. 

A Monkey Loo p the Loop; used six weeks. • • - "•• ™ " - ! «f««f"5»« 

FOR SALE-A Monkey Loo p the Loop; u sed six weeks. 



St, toot* Butte* Co. 

Mmt*n*«1U fiOtasnr'dsflt 

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OECEMBER 2i 1905. 



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TW . card 1» «ie Creates* Novelty ever 

issued. UveStreetmenwraten 
Millions of them. 


PRICE $1.25 PER 100. 



Largest Publisher or" 
Comic Post Card* In tlae V. S. 

342 Dearborn St., Chicago, III. 

WASTES :— Agents. Canvassers. Street-men. 
Hardware and Novelty Dealers, 'venrwhere toseU 

Dotson'.Hew Cearary ComUaattn JFrattaU 
and Cahbaee Cutter. A kitchen utensil used for 
twelve different purposes, it Peels and slices 
everythlne in the fruit and vecetable line. Peels 
<niicklyand is exceedingly handy and easy » 
operate. Saves its price on every bushel of fruit 
• ^vegetables it peels- U tesr thing °fj**kj«£ 
out. Quickest selling and most profitable article 
ever invented. Sells on its merits. Pe r gross , 
SS.SO. Cheaper in larger quantities. J.F.»»U»«i 
Investor ana Sole Owner. 162* Fifth Av 
Troy. H. T. Sample, bv malU 2s cents. 



Ground floor; up-to-date equipment: targe ■twai 
opacity 1,000; drawing poputaMon 3B.O0*. Bualneoo 

good, and good shows get business. Good open Ume. 

k Address J. R.STIRUNO, 51 Woodward Ave, • 
OrSTAIRotHAVXlN, Deteolt,Mlcn. 
■Ml Broadway. ^^_ 


Send In late program for professional c»pies 
of our late music. Call on us when in Frisco. 
All popular songs taueht free. Arranging 
neatly done. Songs published on royalty. 


210 Powell St.. San Francisco. Cal. 


500 feet Pathe Film, brand new, 
6c. a foot. 


786 Mission St., San Francisco, Cal. 



■Gibson Purse 

Best by lest. 
80.000 sold In 1905. Plain sample He.; with name and 
address 35c.. The only purse for gloved hands. Agents 
wauled. <)Il»nn Purse Co., Box 1006, Belief ontalnf ,0. 




Dec. 2- 16th and 23rd. Write aulck to 
A. N. SHUSTER, Mgr. Moneaaen. P«» 


, Have a side line that will make yon money 
It will pay you to write tor particulars. Ad- 
dress. P. O. MELBOSK. Golumbna. Ohio. 


-Now Arena Side-wall, Pole* and Oayt eomptete. 
Also tws fine trained Docs- *or partlentara 
«rlte Ogaen * Wertecbergar, Lakatoa. lad. 

'WaHTCBr- B aI<U)OinBTato1nowtBat I nan 
W«W ■ CM ft-toot balloon, need alx times; la>a 
•condition; andane M* toot X-lach wrn irin • 
"or sale cheap. 


' Otaaco.Mleh. 

^othtet SHOWS- ■ A* : . ,-■■?. 

AnerdeeB, • a«Is».— ■ btate Poultry 6V Pet Stock 

Assn. Dec. 2G-80. 
Adrian, Mien. — Lenawee Co. Poultry Association 
Show. Jan. — . 1966. J. B. JHolyoke, aee'y. 
Alameda, Oal.— Poultry Assn. of. Alameda Co. 

Dec. 6-»; O. A Tracy • 
Albany, Ore — Central Willamette Poultry Assn. 

Dee. 19-82. V. W. Tunk. 
Albert Lea, Minn. — Freeborn Co. Poultry Breed- 
era' Assn. Sbow. Jan. 19-23, 1906. B. B. 
Thompson, sec'y. 
Ann AKbor, Mich.'^-tWashtenaw IP. &. IP. S. 
Assn. Snow. Jan. 8-12, - 1906. George B. 
Cooper, sec'y. 
Ann Atdot, Mich.— Wasntenaw P. & P. S. Assn. 
Jan. 8-18, 1908. Geo. B. Cooper, sec'y, 118 B. 
Ann St. 
Antwerp, O. — Antwerp Poultry and Pet Stock 

Assn. Dec. 4-T. .C. A. Bissell, sec'y. 
Ashland, O.— AShiand F. P. & P. S. Asm. 

Show. Dec. 26-30. W. A. Mason, sec'y. 
Atlanta, Ga. — Atlanta Poultry Assn. Jan. 17- 

23, 1906. C. O. Hartwell, sec'y 
Auburn, N T.— 'Auburn Poultry Assn. Jan. 19- 

23. J. H. Scott. 
AngusU. Ga.— 'Augusta P. A P. S. Assn. Jan. 

8-12, 1906. J. W. Killingswortb, sec'y. 
BeUerllle, 111.— St. Clanr Co. Poultry and Pet 
Stock Assn. Show. Jan. — , 1906. W. E. 
Eckert. sec'y. 
BelTldere. 111.— iNorthern Illinois Poultry Asm. 

Feb. 5-10, 1906. Bert B. Lucas, sec'y. 
Bererly, Mass.— Poultry Assn. of Essex County. 

Dec. 12-15. Daniel P. Poster. 
Birmingham ,Ala.— State Poultry Assn. Dec. 

12-16. Cnas. Barber, sec'y, 218 N. 20th St. 
Blackwell, Okla.— Inter-State Poultry A Pet 

Stock Assn. Dec. 26-31. Geo. M. Carson. 
Boonvllle, Mo. — Central Mo. Poultry Assn Dec. 

12-16. Chas. G. Miller, box 702. 
Boston, Mass.— 'New England Plymouth Bock 
Club. Jan. 20, 1906. W. B. Atherton, sec'y. 
Brockton, Mass. — Brockton Poultry Assn. Dec. 

13-16. Geo. S. Hutchinson, sec'y. 
Boulder, Col. — Boulder Poultry Assn. Show. 

Dec. 13-16. D. W. MdNutt, sec'y. 
Buffalo, N T.— National Federation of American 
Homing Pigeon Fanciers' Assn. Meeting Dec. 
12. Win. Verrinder, Jersey City, N. J. 
Batter, Pa.— Butler Co. P. & P. S. Assn. Date 

not set. Virgil Gibson, seo'y. ' 
Cambridge, O. — Poultry Fanciers' Assn. Show. 

Jan. 3-6, 1908. James O. Sarchet, sec'y. 
Charleston, S. O.— Poultry Sbow. Dec. 6. T. 

J. McCarthy 
Charlotte. N C. — Charlotte Poultry Assn. Snow. 

Jan. 16-20, 1906. B. 8. Davis, pres. 
Chattanooga, Tenn.— Chattanooga Poultry Aran. 
Show. Jan. 10-13, 1906 U F. Maury, sec'y. 
CtdoagoL HI. — (Northeastern Illinois Fanolera' 
Assn. Show. Dec. 12-24. Harry Neath, sec. 
Chicago, HI.— National Fanciers' A Breeders' 
Show. Jan. 22-27. 1008. Fred L. Kinney, 
sec'y. _ 

Chicago Heights, 1H. — Northeastern 111. Fan- 
cier*' Assn. Dee. 12-16. Harry Neath, sec'y. 
Cincinnati, O. — American Wnlte Plymouth Bock 
Clnb. Jan. 18, 1906. Seth W. Gregory, Dela- 
ware, Wis. 
Cincinnati, O.— Amerlcaa roultry Assn. Show. 

Jan. 16-20, 1906. T. J- Fogg, sec'y. 

Cincinnati, O.— Cincinnati Poultry Assn. Show. 

Jan. 16-20. 1906. T. 1. Foy. sec'y. 
Cincinnati, O. — Clncinati V. & P. S. Assn. 

Jan. 16-20, 1906. E. M. Barnes, sec'y. 
Cleburne, Tex. — Johnson Ciunty Poultry Snow. 

Jan. 16-19. 1966. W. H. Stevens, sec'y. 
Cnambersburg, Pa.— Franklin County Poultry 
Assn. Show. Jan. — , 1906. Harry Gelbig, 

Chicago, III.— American Buff Wyandotte Club. 
Jan. — , 1906. Warren T. Lord, sec'y. care 
Central Park, Troy, N. Y. ' 

Chicago, 111.— Bronse Turkey Club Show. Lat- 
ter part of January, 1906. Mrs. B. F. Hisiop, 
Milford, 111. „ . . „ _ 

Chilton. Wis.-JChilton P. A P. S. Assn. Show. 
Jan. — , 1906. 

Clay City, Kan.— Clay City Poultry Assn. Show. 
Dec. 28-30. Will F. Opfer, sec'y. 

Cleveland. O. — The Fanciers* Club of Cleveland. 
Jan. 29^Feb. 3. W. B. Hinz, sec'y, care 
First National Bank. ' ' , „. „„ 

Clarinda. la.— Clarinda Poultry Assn. Show. 
Dec 12-16. 

Cleburne, Tex.— Johnson Co. Poultry Show. Jan. 

Concord'. N. H.— Poultry Show Dec. 19-23. 
Corsicana, Tex. — Navarro County.. Poultry Asn. 

Dec. 13-16. C. B. Papworth. 
Craig, Mo.— Poultry Show. Dec. 6-9. C W. 

Davis, pres. . ... ., , 

Crobkston, Minn.— Poultry, Dairy and Horticul- 
tural Show. Dec. 7-9. 

Crown Point. Ind.— Lake County Poultry, Tis- 

eon and Pet Stock Assa. Show. Dec. -<- 

30. J. J. Steel, sec'y. ■. , - ■-,.». 

Dalton, Mass; — Dalton Poultry and Pet SstocK 

Assn. Show. Jan. .16-19, 1906. W. H. GHs- 

wold npc*y» 
Dallas,' Tex.— ^Poultry Show. Jan. 9-14, 1906. 

Elbert Beeman, sec'y. ... t^,» 

Davenport. la.— Tri-Clty Fanciers' Assn. Dec. 

11-15. J. B. Voss, sec'y. ,_•,_,, .- 
Dayton. O. — Dayton Fanciers' Club..- Feb... 1-7. 

O. C. Davidson, sec'y." ' «»-.!. 

Decatur, 111. — Macon Co. Poultry and Pet Stock 

Assn. Show, Dec. 12-15. T. L. Stevenson, 

Detevan, Wis.— Southeastern Wis. Poultry and 

P. S. Assn. Show. Jah. 15-20. 1906. W E. 

PftffPT spc'y 
Denver, 'col.— State 'Poultry and Pet Stock Assn. 

Show. Jan. 8-13. 1906. ;' 
Detroit. Mich.— State Poultry and-*** stock 

Assn. Show. Jan. 27-'Feb. 1, .1906. 

Detroit, Mich.— Poultry and Pet Stock Assn. 

Dunlap.' Iaf— Boyer Valley Poultry , Association 

Show. Dec. 26-29. L.K. Moore. . ■ 
Dwlght, 111.— Dwlght iPoultry Assn. Show. Dec. 

B. n GreenrUle, P«.— (Poultry Show. Dec. 27-30. 

Cf A Mack 
Cast Hampton, Mass.— East Hampton Poultry 

Clnb Show. Deo. 14-15. Wirt B. Drury. 

Ba™ C Claalre; Wut^-Chippewa VaUey Poultry 

Assn. . Dec. 12-16. «... 

Bdon. O.-iHdon Poultry IFanders' Assn. Show. 

Jan. 10-13. John Gearhart. sec'y. 
Blgla. HI. — BIgIa Poultry Assn. Show. Jan. 1-6. 

M0e. B. B. Bowe. sec'y. • ■ "" 

Blwood. lad.— lBternrban Poultry Asm. Elhl- 

blOon. Dec. 18«. S.W. Swihart. sec'y. 
BmporU, Kan.— &y«n County Poultry Aasn. Dec. 

5$7 D;-M. Mar, sec^r- . „ '_ ." 
Bnld. Okht.-«rarOeia Oa. P. A P. 8.. Assn. 

Jan. 9-M, «>«• *• W. Sherich, sec'y. , . 
Bvauvin*. Ind,— SvanavlUe Poultry. PI»0a tai 
' 'Patl Stot* AMD. SHOW. Jaa. 8-13, 18W. H. 

f. Balnnr. aac'y 

BranSTUle, ,-Ind:— PwrHiTVSbaw.-: Dec.^18-22. 
. -D.' JP. McCleinent. .1024 Powell ave.-> ~" " 

Flndlay. 0.— Hancock Co. Fanciers' Assn. Jan. 

9-13, 1908. I. W. Sherich. sec'y. 
Fleetwood, Pa.— Blandon Poultry,, and Pigeon 

Assn. Show. Dec. 13-16. B. G. Wilkinson, 
• -sec'y. • ■■ < ■■ ,•,.-.:-■ -..„.■ 

Flint, Mich.— Poultry A Pet Stock Assn. or 

Genesee Co. Dec. 12-15. ■ ■ ■ 
Fit. Wayne, Ind. — People's P. A P. S. Assn. 

of Allen Co. Dec. 11-16. Phillip A. Heller; 

sec'y -, 
Fostoria, O. — The Fostoria Poultry Assn. Jan. 

16-17. 1906. Chas. Mann, sec'y. 
Frankfort, Ky. — Poultry Show. Dec. 19-22. 

Jno. H. CaBsell. 
•Freeport, Me. — Preeport Poultry Assn. Dec. 27- 

29. Geo. P. Coffin, sec'y. 
Fremont, Neb.— Dodge Co. Poultry A Pet Stock 

Assn. Show. Dec. 27-29. W. H. Haven, box 

Fresno. Cal.— Fresno Poultry, Pigeon and Bet 

Stock Aim.. Show. Dec. 16-19. Geo. B. 

Fulton, Mo.— Calloway County Poultry Assn. 

Show. Jan. 11-14, 1908. J. C. Mclntlre, 

Goshen, Ind.— Goshen Poultry and Pet Stock 

Assn. Show. Jan. — , 1908. Al. Zollinger, 

sec'y. _ 

Greenfield, O.-JGreenfleld P. A P. S. Assn. 

Show. Jan. 9-18. C Sherman Parrott. sec'y. 
Greenfield, la. — Adair County Poultry and Pet 

Stock Assn. Show. Jan. 2-4. 1906. S. E. Al- 
ley. Mrs., sec'y. 
Hamilton, O.— Southern Ohio Poultry Aasn. Jan. 

1-6, 1906. D. O. Hoffman, sec'y. 
Haubstadt. Ind.— Wabash Valley P. A P. S. 

Assn. Dec. 18-23. Frank L. Bllfert, sec'y. 
Harrisburg .Pa.— Pa. Fanciers' Assn. Jan. 23- 

27, 1906. John B. Gore, Boyalton, sec'y. 
Holland, Mich.— Holland P. P. A P. S. Assn. 

Show. Dec. 13-16. L. H. O. Sprletsma. 

Hudson, Mich.— Poultry, Pigeon and Game Sbow. 

Jan. 31-Feb. 3: H. A. Boies, sec'y. 
Huntsville, Ala. — Seventh Annual Show, North 

Alabama Poultry A P. S. Assn. Dec. 5-8. 

John L. Hay. sec'y. . ■-.-..,»' 

Indianapolis, Ind. — Fanciers' Assn. of Ind. Feg. 

5-10. E. A. Pierce, 829 Washington St. 
Iowa Falls. la— Northwestern Poultry Assn. 

Dec. 22. L. D. Hovey, sec'y. _ 

Iowa Falls, la.— Poultry and Fancy Stock Show. 

Dec. 18-22. T. T. White, sec'y 
Jacksonville, 111.— Jackson Poultry Asm. Dec. 

13-16. L. O. Vanght. seo'y. . 
Kansas City, Mo.— Kansas City Fanciers' Asso- 
ciation Show. Jan. 23-26. 1908. 
Kalamazoo, Mich.— S. W. Michigan Poultry 

Assn. Exhibition. Dec. 25-29. J. S. Carr. 
Kankakee, HL— Kankakee Poultry and Pet 

Stock Assn. Show. Jan. 11-17, 1906. E. P. 

Vinlng, Hospital, 111. «,._„_ 

Kingston. N. Y.— Ulster Co. Poultry, Pigeon 

and Pet Stock Assn. Show. Dec. 11-16. 

Stock Asm. Show. Jan. 22-25, 1906. 
La Crosse. Wis.— La Crosse Poultry and Pet 

Stock Assn. Show. Jan. 22-25, 1906 _ 
Lancaster. Me.— Schuyler Co. Poultry Asm. Dec. 

4-9. Price Hays, sec'y. 

Lawrence. Kan.— Douglas Co. Poultry Assn. Dec, 

12-16. J. Mainwaring. sec'y. _ , " ■ 

Leesburg, O. — Poultry Show. Jan. 9-H, 1906. 

M. J. Stevens, sec'y. ■ - _ 

Leipslc. O.— Putnam County Poultry Asm. Jan. 

2-6,1906; H*- S. Ench. sec'y^ -' ■ '■ _ 
Lenox. Mass.— (Berkshire Co. Poultry and^ Pet 

Stock Assn. Exhlb. Jan. 16-18, 1906. H. L. 

Leominster, Mass.— Poultry Show.. Dec. 5-8. L. 

Lima. O.— Lima Poultry, Pigeon and Pet Stock 
Assn. Show. Jan. 2-8, 1906. Ed. Hester, 

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Lincoln, Neb.— Nebraska State Poultry Assn. 

Jan. 15-20. 1906. Lnther P. Lndden, sec y. 
Little Rock. Ark.— Little Rock Poultry Assn. 

Jan. — , 1906. Chas. E. Butt, sec'y. 
Long Branch, N. J.— Poultry Show. Dee. 18-22. 

B. D. Wainwrieht, Little Silver. N. J.^ 
Los Angeles. Cal.— iPourteenth Annual Bihibl 

Hon of the Los Angeles Poultry Assn. Jan. 

8-15, 1906. O. H. Bnrbrldge, sec'y, 2080 

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ica. Jan. — . 1906. H. M. Pockman, sec'y. 
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Manchester, N-H.^-Queen City Poultry Assn. 
Show. Dec. 19-22. C. H. Tobie, asst. sec y. t 

Mankota Minn.— Central Minn. Ponltry Assn. 
Dec. 25-20. J. "W. Kollman, sec'y. 

Mason "City, la.— Under Iowa Poultry Assn. 
Tenth Annual Show. Nov. 2S-Dec. 2. M. V. 
Rickcl spe'y 

Mattoon,' ni.-JBastera Illinois Fanc'?J?' Ass . n - 
Show. Jan. S-12, 1906. W. • J. -WagBoner. 

Maxaha'chee, Tex.— Maxahachee Ponlby & Pet 
Stock Assn. Show. Jan. 2-o. 190S. f. r . 
Davenport, sec'y. , 

Milwaukee. Wis.— Milwaukee Ponltry Fanciers 
Show. Jan. 22-28, 1906. C. G. Lolber, sec'y . 

Milwaukee, wis.— Wisconsin Feathered Stock 
Assn. Show. Jan. — , 1906. hcaMaxaeebaaffl 
Assn. Show. Jan. — , 1906. C. C. Loeoer, 

Minneapolis Minn.— State Ponltry Assn. Show. 

Jan. 23-30. 1906. G. A. Loth, sec'y. 
Minonk. III.— Poultry Assn. Show. Jan. 8-1A 

190U. R. H. Parks, Benson. 111. 
Monmouth, 111.— Warren Co. Poulby and Vorn 

Show. Jan. 8-13, 1906. Fred Wright, sec'y. 
Montgomery. Ala.— State Poultry Assn. Show. 

Dec. 11-15. L. D. Teasley, sec'y. 
Montoeller , Ind.— Poultry and Pet Stock Show. 

Jan. 1-6. 1906. L. L. Howard, aec'y. 
Napervlile. 111.— Napervllie Poultry^ Pigeon and 

P. S. Assn. Jan. 2d week, 1906. - Oscar H. 

Glvler. cor. sec'y. ^^ ___ 

Nashville. Tenn.— "Ponltry Assn. Show. Jan. 

1-6, 1906. Jno. A. Murkln, Jr., *e£y. 
Newark, O.— Poultry Show. Dec. 26-30. Ed. 

Larason. sec'y. _ _, ■_ 

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tryAsln. Show. Jan. 10-15, 1906. T. D. 

New London. la. — New London Poultry Assn. 

Show Dec 6-8. 
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North Baltimore, O. — No. Baltimore Poultry 

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1906. Louis L. Cartensen. sec'y. . 
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Oklahoma City. Okla.— Oklahoma State Show. 

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Olney, 111.— Bichland Co. Poultry and Pet Stock 

Assn. Snow. Jan. 2-6, 1806. B. B. Dalton. 

Partarsburg, 111.' 
Oregon, 111. — Ogle County IP. A P. S. Assn. 

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Oshkosh. Wis.— State Poultry Assn. Show. Jan. 

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Owensboro, Ky. — 'Poultry Show. Dec. 4-9. O. 

C. Dougherty, sec'y. 
Owen Sonnd, Out. — Owen Sound and Grey Count* 

Poultry, Pigeon and Pet Stock Assn. Show. 

Jan. 8-12, 1906. Robert Cameron, sec'y. 
Paris, HI. — Edgar Co. Poultry Assn. Show. 

Feb. — , 1906. John Doke, sec'y. 
Polo. DX — Polo Poultry and Seed Corn Assn. 

Show. Jan. 8-12. 1906. J. A. Davison, sec'y. 
Plalnvllle, Kan. — Books Co. Poultry Assn. Show. 

Not. 27-29. C. B. Kinney, sec'y. 
PalnesvlUe, O. — Poultry and Pet Stock Assn. 

Jan. 10-15, 1906 P. G. Johnson, sec'y. 
Palmyra, Mo. — Poultry Show. Dec. 5-8. Miss 

Maud Bloomer. 
Parsons. Kan. — Southeastern Kansas Poultry 

Assn. Exposition Dec. 18-22. A .E. Baker, 

Paterson. N. J.— 'Poultry Show. Dec. 6-9. James 

Plttsfleld. O. — Poultry Assn. Exhibit. Jan. 81- 

26. 1906. N. C. Merser, sec'y. 
Pewaukee. Wis.— 'Poultry Show. Dec 20-23. 

W. C. EUeson. 
PleasantvUle. la. — Iowa Poultry Assn. Show. 

Dee. 25-Jan. 1, 1906. A. B. Adams. 
Plymouth. Mass. — Poultry Show. Jan. — , 1908. 

B. C. Chandler, sec'y. Kingston. Mass. 
Ponca City, Okla. — Poultry Show. Dec. 19-22. 

J. Flem Smith. 
Pontlac. Mich.— Sixth Annual Poultry A Pig- 
eon Show. Jan. 10-20, 1806. Daniel Thomas. 

Portland, Ore. — State Poultry Assn. Show. Jan. 

10-17, 1906. 3. C. Murray, sec'y, B. 13th St. 
Portland. Me.— State Poultry and Pet Stock 

Assn. Dec 5-8. A. L. Merritt, Auburn, Me. 
Portland, Ind. — Eastern Ind. Poultry Assn. Jan. 

15-20. 1906. Chas. MoFarland. sec'y. 
Providence. R. L — R. I. Poultry Assn. Dec. 

6-9. W. I. Brown .sec'y. 6 Exchange PI. 
Quincy, Mich.— Qnlncy Poultry and Pet Stock 

Assn. Show. Dec. 14-17 
Ripley. W. Va. — Poultry Show. Jan. 5-6. H. 

W. Deem, pres. 
Rising Sun. O. — Rising Snn Poultry Assn. Dec. 

5-8. Merle Bearick, sec'y. 

Rochester, N. Y.— Flower City Poultry Aran. 

"Great Rochester Show." Jan. 8-13, 1906. 

Geo. J. Keller, sec'y. 

Boekford, HI. — Poultry and Pet Stock Assn. 

Show. Jan. 12-20. 1908. O. S. Gilbert, sec'y. 

Russlarille, Ind^Rnssiaville. Poultry and Pet 

Stock Assn. Snow. Jan. 1-6, 1906. 
Rutherford. N. J. — Poultry Show. Dec. 14-15. 

B. J. Erwln 
^H J£* e OP' Utah.— Utah Poultry Assn. Jan. 

16-21, 1906. T. J. Fanning, sec'y, 103 Idncol 

San Francisco, Cal.— 'Poultry Show. Dec. 5-8. 

J- C- William,. Frultvale. CaL 
Savannah, Mo.— Poultry Show. Dec. 7-8. C. 

C. Schmldtt. 
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Pe t S iSS k Assn. Show. Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 1906. 
I. Is. Whitmyer, sec'y. 

o n , t< ?'„ p 2r- pooltr y Sbo *' '"»• 15-20, 1906. 
Ralph E Weeks, sec'y 

i-U. 1906. M. J. Stevens, sec'y. 
Sharon. Pa.— Sharon Poultry Club. Jan. 11-18 
John S. Leslie, sec'y. 

Sh ^I' ^St 81 * 10 ? p - * p - S. Assn. Feb. 
5-11, 1908. J. B. Hlnes, icc'r. ^^ 

SoaUl ,5 mana ^. Nrt> -— Ponltry Assn. Show. Jan. 

—•,1906. W. H. Sloan, sec'y. 
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20 M IU '~ s,Ieator Poultry Assn. Show. Dec. 

Sprtagfleld, O.-Sprlngfleld P. & P. S. Assn. 
Show. Jan. 22-27, 1906. J. H. Schaefor, 

Tacoma, Wasb;— (Tacoma Poultry Assn, Dec. 
_ 27-Jan. 1. 1906. C. A. Pratt, sec'y 

Assn._ Dee. 18. J. J. Maddln. 

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Union, la.— Hardin Co. Poultry Assn. Date not 

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West Brookfleld, Mass.^Pourtt Annnal Snow 

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Show. Dec. 26-»- , Henry Hess, sec'y. 
Winnebago, Minn. — Blue Earth Poultry Assn. 

Snow. Jan. 16-19. James H. Hiimporey. 

Wooniocket, E. I.— ^Poultry Show. Dee. W-Sl. 
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Green and E. J. Bowe, mgrs., ZTT Broadway, 
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C. H. Green and E..- J. Bowe, mgrs., 277 
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City Opera House, Biddeford, Xe. 

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Farwell Opera House, Rockland, Xe. 

Columbia Theatre, Bath, Xe. 

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Albert Theatre, Berlin, N. H. (Hew) 

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Auditorium, Concord, N. H. (Hew) 

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Odell Opera House, Franklin, N. H. 

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Bomersworth Theatre, Bomersworth, N, H. 

Musio Hall, Portsmouth, N. H. 

Lynn Theatre, Lynn, Xass. (New) 

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Salem Theatre, Salem, Xass. 

Academy of Xusio, Haverhill, Xass. 

Maiden Auditorium, Maiden. Xass. 

City Theatre, Brockton,- Xass.' 

The Gorman, South Framing ham, Xass. 

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Taunton Theatre, Taunton, Xass. 

Academy of Xusio, Fall River. Xass. 

New Bedford Theatre, New Bedford, Xass. 

Colonial Theatre, Pitta&eld, Xass. (New) 

Empire Theatre, North Adams, Xass. 

Holyoke Opera House, Holyoke, Xass. 

Union HU1 Theatre, Gloucester, Xass. 

Cununings Theatre, Fitchburg, Xass. 

Musio HaU, Webster, Xaas. 

Gardner Theatre, Gardner, Xass. 

Court Square Theatre, Springfield, Xass 

Musio Hall, XOford, Xaas. 

Bates Opera House, Attleboro, Mass. 

Ware Opera House, Ware, Mass. 

Worcester Theatre, Worcester, Xaas. 


New England 
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Pennsylvania and New Jersey 

New Savoy Theatre, Atlantic City, H. 7. 

Peterson Opera House, Peterson, N. 7. 

Jacobs' Theatre, Elizabeth, N. J. 

Plainfleld Theatre, Plainneld, N. J.- (New) 

Casino Pier 1-eatre, Asbury Park, N. 7. 

Academy of Xusio, Beading, Pa. 

Lyric Theatre, Allentown, Pa. 

Able Opera House. Easton, Pa. 

Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, Pa. 

Tork Opera House, York, Pa. 

11th Avenue Opera House, Altoena, Pa. 

Lyric Theatre, Johnstown, Pa. 

Grand Opera House, Wilmington, Del. . 

New Rochelle Theater, New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Grand Opera House, Ottawa, Can. 

a/^« m y of Xusio, Northampton, xass. 

Opera House, Newport; B. L 

Woonsocket "Opera House, Woonsockat, B. X... 

Bliven Opera House, Westerly, B. I. 

Thornton Opera House, Biverpoint, B. L 

Parsons' Theatre, Hartford, Cam. 

Hyperion Theatre, New Haven, Ccnn. 

Smith's Theatre, Bridgeport, Conn. 

Poll's Theatre, Waterbury, Conn. 

Opera House, Winsted, Cam. 

Taylor Opera House, Banbury, Cons. 

Thomaston Opera House, Thomaston, Ooaa. 

Xeridon Theatie. Xsriden, Cona. 

Lyceum Theatre, New London, Cam. 

Broadway Theatre,. Norwich, Cona. . 

The Xiddlesev. Xiddletewn, Cona. 

Busswin Lyceum, New Britain, Cona. 

Torrington Opera House, Torringtoa, Conn. 

Loomer Opera House, WOUmantic, Cona. 

Hoyt'a Theatre, South Norwalk, Cona. 

Sterling- Opera House, Derby, C~na. 

Bradley Theatre, Putnam, Conn. 

The Strong", Burlington, Vt, (New) 

Library Hall Theatre, Bennington, Vt, 

Blanchard'e Opera House, Montpelisr, Vt. 

The Vermont, Barre, Vt. (New) 

Opera House, Butland, Vt. 

Smith'a Opera House, Geneva, N. V. 

Berlins; Theatre. ' Gloversvule, N. Y. 

The Pember, Granville, N. V. 

Empire Theatre, Glens Fella, N. T. 

Van Curler Opera House, Schenectady, N. V. 

Music Kail. Tankers, H. Y. 

Kemp's Theatre, Ausable Forks, N. Y. 

Fear's Opera House, Fortchester, N. Y. 

Greenwich Theatre. Greenwich, N. Y. 

Empire Theatre, Albany, N. Y. , - ->•;"»-• 

Colonial Theatre, Peekskfll, H. Y. 

Academy of Xuaio. Bondout, N. Y. 

Academy of Music, Newburgh, N, Y. 

The Stratton, Middletown, N. Y. 

The Caaino, Port Jervis, N. Y. 

Omenta Theatre, Oneonta, N. Y. 

Park Ave. Opera Home. Mechsnicsville, N.Y. 

Dedsbury Theatre. Walden, N. Y. 

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OUR $1.500.000 RESORT 


llie past season has demonstrated that Amusements pay well In Chli 
Summer Entertainments are eagerly patronized by milli ons. 
Our transportation facilities are the best in Chicago. 
Twelve Steam, Cable, Trolley, and Elevated lines. 


Oar own buildings and Enterprises will cost more flian any other existing Park 
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DECEMBER 9, 1905. 



Robertson Produces Mrs. Grundy in London 

Lillian Blauvelt begins Chicago Engagement, in The Rose of the Alhambra — 
Pete Dailey Well Suited to ffis New Part — Robertson's Performance 
Artistic— Poetic Legend Worked into Alhambra. 

FETBR F. BAILEY opened his starring 
engagement nnder the Shubert man- 
agement Monday evening. Not. 27, 
at New Haven, Conn., where be ap- 
peared for the first time In the new 
musical comedy. The Press agent. The fol- 
lowing Wednesday The Press Agent opened for 
an indefinite engagement at the Field Thea- 
trev New York City. The cast: 

Benton Scoops Peter F. Dailey 

CBuhny- Hare ...... Frank Lalor 

- Gen. vBnstamento y CahrlHo y Gon- 

: scales .. .Theodore FrJebos 

Francis Seabrooke Franklin Wallace 

Captain Gatllng Albert Froom 

Silas Fosdlck W. F. Rochester 

Bitter Creek Benson Ghas. Chappelle 

Salvador Garcia .Walter Neale 

Joseph Bnthertord ....... Chas. Seagreaves 

Bllovar ....Adam Dockery 

Bill Bobstay ■■■■ John F. Pnrsell 

***m~ : -• " Pwut Sherman. 

Landlord .. ...C. B, Larkin 

Enchilada A. M. Pollock 

Saxtgrex — . F- S. Lalor 

Pedrlllo T. F. Reynolds 

Dolores Yxuaga ........ .... . .Kate Condon 

Bouncing: Bet Carrie Graham 

» Isabel Hall 

Cella Courtney Almeda Potter 

Bosalle Norma Seymour 

Peplta -. Vera Stanley 

In vtheshew Apiece vtfaeOweU: known comedian 
appears- la the role of an up^to-date press agent, 
ore strenuous ac- 
^ttvlry^ jhe^ turns ^wari; correspondent and takes 
with him a girto - to the scene 

of acUrlty^3 The- title j part peculiarly fits Mr. 
Dailey : -to perfection, and : he ■ appears to the 
best advantage. The reception at New Haven 
was very enthusiastic. tand on Broadway air. 
Uailey was giver ovation. 

The Press Agent Is In two acts. The first 
takes place in New York City and the second 
in a South city. .--Mark; E. ; Swan 

and Join 'P. r Wilson --are: "responsible for the 
book and the Jyrles.- as:; well; as; -for : the music. 
The songs are; topical and .In; accord with the 
rapid action of the dialogue. : -'-"The . production 
is well stag managed, and is 

regarded as a^; big hit. ; : The supporting com 
party is all that : could be desired.- ^ 


Mrs. Orundy, a new domestic play. In 'four 
acts, by -Madeleine -- Lucette Ryleyi. was given 
Its Initial production at the Scala Theatre. Lon- 
don, recentiy^swith ^Forbes Robertson and Ger- 
trude Elliott In the leading roles. The cast 

Bdnranl; Sochehy 

J. Forbes Robertson 

: : Joe X*uddiforrt: : - 

......i....w.; Sydney 


Major Petltret 

. — i._...~.^ blames 


Mr. -Jevons- -^i_ 

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Jevons ^. _ 

.- ......Eileen 


Amelia Jevons 

........... ^Valerie 


Columbus Jevons 

.Master Clement Sent 

Goodie Jevons . 

Doris Dommett 

Kittle Barsou . . 

..... ..^.^June-van 



Topple thwalte — ... ...Clayton 




.........J. H. 

By ley 


Jtndd ... 

.... Arthur Hyde 

Jim pi 

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....J. H. Beanmont 


Winch ... 

. ....Lena Clifton 

Little Jack— ... 

...Master Herbert 



PatuHo .. 





I- — The drawing-room In Mr 



ACT IL — The study In the vicar's cottage. 

ACT ID.— The same. (During this act the 
curtain ! descends for one minute,; to Indicate the 
lapse of two days.) 

ACT IV. — The- vicar's garden. 

The story Is that of a whole-souled parson, 
widowed and the father of one son. When a 
cvrraln pay young governess. Kitty ; Barsou; ; is 
denied admission to the. borne of; her relatives 
a. staying; before an elopement 
id. the parson threw open his 
"doors- ai as. instructor to; bis son. 

;The village gossips get busy.. The local Mis. 
Grundy . Is shocked beyond description.-:; Then, 
vto-savet the- young ;governess': name; the parson 
1 marry him. This she reluctantly 

e parson: has -previously 
had his attentions i Mrsi Patullo. a 

^ ■ suppose*! "grass wMow." He likes Mrs. PatuHo.; 
but the thoughts of marrying a widow whose 
ome time was too much 
oool parson. iWhen it is for- 
mally announced that the parson and the gov- 
erness are to. ; be married, the "grass widow" 
plays her trump card. Then she admits that 
-the "Mrs."" and "grass widow" fixtures -were 
only myths to frighten adventurers from pester- 
ing ::the^wearer;^ with- proposals of marriage. ;;;; A 
halt Is then called In the marriage proceedings 
and the parson's affections -for the -Mrs.; Patullo 
become; the stronger. The governess leaves town 
and the parson marry -Mrs. Patullo. 

In the role of airs. Patullo Miss Elliott shared 
**ooors : with- Forbes a ■ as - ;:the : ■ parson. 

Reports;: do not -credit the weR-known aetoe with 
having the best possible role. 


Lillian {Blauvelt opened her engagement In 
Chicago Monday evening, Nov. 27, by producing 
for the first time upon a metropolitan stage 
the new comic opera, The Rose of The Alham- 
bra. F. C. Whitney is responsible for the pro- 
duction the cast of which Is as follows: 

'Philip V., Sing of Spain... Edwin Stevens 

Ellzabetta. his queen Fern Wlnard 

Buyz, her favorite page. . . .George Talman 


Charles Frohman turned traffic manager last 
week, and by a coupe de theatre sent out 
three big companies from New. York on a sin- 
gle Sunday special. It wasn't so much a mat- 
ter of cutting expenses with the Napoleon 
of managers, but a saving of -time. 

The special left the Grand Central promptly 
at 3 P. M., Sunday. Nov. 26, carrying mem- 
bers of the SothernJMarlowe, the Just Out of 
College and the Mrs. Lefflngwell's Boots com- 
panies. There were three passenger cars and 
seven baggage cars, a large part of the scenery 
having been previously shipped on a regular 

There were pretty close to a hundred mem- 
bers In me bunch, and many times that num- 
ber of friends accompanied the tbesplans to 
the depot to bid them good-by. Others were 
attracted by curiosity, some of them wishing 
to see how an actress looks sans paint and 

However, there were two players missing. 
These were E. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe, 
who balked at a regular passenger coach, 
even If it was a Frohman special, and de- 
manded a parlor car. Mr. Frohman readily rec- 
ognized the delicacy of the situation and 
shipped these two principals aboard a Boston 
bound Pullman. 

The Just Out of College Co. stopped at Prov- 
idence and the special pulled Into Boston at 
nine o'clock. 



Will Build Theatre in 

Business Good in Ohio and West Vir- 
ginian-Novel Poster Displayed— 
Gossip of the One-Nights. 

Miss Condon Is scoring heavily In the leading female part In Peter F. DaUey's new 
play. The Press Agent. 

Brother KIcolo. a friar (attached to the 
court of Philip) Frank H. Belcher 

Peregll, the royal physician (attached 
to the court of Philip) . .Owen Westford 

Fredergonda, Jaclnta's aunt and guard- 
Ian ........ ......... AdeUe Barker 

Spirit of Zorahayda, the Moorish prin- 
cess Claire Maentx 

Boraldo, chief of a band of brigands.. 

Eugene Cowles 

EstreUa, the "mascot" of the band.... 
Lillian Hudson 

Jacinto, "The Rose of the Alhambra" 

•. Lillian Blauvelt 

Charles Emerson Cook wrote the book for the 
new piece and -Lucler Ilosmer- composed the 
music. The story is based upon one of the 
Alhambra legends of Washington Irving, and 
tells of Philip V., of Bourbon, an eccentric old 
fellow who pretends to be dead and issues de- 
crees to that effect. Nothing can arouse him 
from his stupor but music. Romance Is woven 
about the legend atd brigands and lovers are 
brought In to the best effect. The heroine 
assumes male attire that she might search for 
her lover without detection. JacJnta 1mm tome 
narrow and very exciting escapes, and per- 
chance falls in company wjth an enchantress 
who gives her a magic lute, which proves 
the means of solution for all troubles. The 
music Is catchy and of first-clast quality. 

'Mme. Blauvelt scored a personal triumph 
In the leading part of Jacinto, and added much 
to her well-earned reputation as a prima donna. 
She was ably assisted by the members of her 
company, particularly Eugene Clowes, Lillian 
Hudson and Clara Maents. 


(More than three hundred Hebrew actors and 
writers followed the remains of the late dram- 
atist Nahnm Melr Schalkewita to its last rest- 
ing-place In Union Field Cemetery, Long Island, 
Nov. 27. 

The dramatist was better known by his 
nom de plume, Sehomer, and that he was weU 
beloved among his people was shown by the 
large cortege that marked Ms funeral. 

From Us late home at 288 B. Broadway, New 
York, to the Williamsburg bridge, the streets, 
and even the roofs of the honses, were crowded. 

In the procession were inch weU known peo- 
ple as Jacob Adler, actor and manager of the 
Grand Theatre; Jacob Saphersteln, editor of 
the Jewish Morning Journal: Peter Wernlck. 
editorial writer of the Jewish Morning jour- 
nnl; John Palgey. editor of the Jewish Daily 
News; and Zlllk Owltch of the Jewish DaUy 


Rowland A Clifford, the enterprising man- 
agcra of Chicago, have now noon the road the 
following attractions: Dora Tborne. Over Ni- 
agara Falls. The Gamekeeper, The Minister's 
XWSPTi T ^orns and Orange Blossoms, The 
Old Clothes Man. featuring James Kyrle Mae- 
ter /' Whit FW>1 '* B * TeD,te ' '«»tormg Por- 

-ThfJ. have under their management the 
People's Theatre, Chicago; Behwarta Theatre, 
Waukegon. 111.; the Opera House. LaPorte' 
in?" 5 nd ,". **®Tr» **>eatr« at Mt. Clemens, Mich. 
The People a stock Co. of Chicago Is under 
tb°!r fl lf««!ou. and It U understood that the 
People's Theatre will eventually he converted 
Into a strictly producing house. ~"«">~ 

Charles Bradford, a representative of the In- 
dependents, cl a im s that they win erect a new 
theatre In Wheeling. W. Va., bnt win give 
out no definite information, except that be- 
fore the end of the season they wfll have a 
new house In the neighborhood of the Grand. 
In Wheeling it Is thought that no theatre can 
be a winner unless there are fire letters in 
Its name. The Grand has been a wonder for 
years, the Court drew bis honses from the 
start and the Bijou is a Tery successful vau- 
deville house. If the new house is really built, 
it would be called the Dixie. 

Business has been good at WeUsvlUe, Ohio, 
this season. Not one attraction has done less 
than $140, and most of them have gotten be- 
tween S175 and $308, the record held by Why 
Girls Leave Home. Manager Cooper has had 
lots of open time due to cancellations, 

Barrh's Opera House at Wellsburg, W. Va., 
which has been closed for Several weeks, opened 
Dec. 4 with the Missouri GlrL 

The Four Huntings in The Fool House are 
playing a great many return dates around Pitts- 
burg. . They Invariably do capacity business 
upon their second visit. 

C. W. McCllntock sprung a new three-sheet 
for When the World Sleeps, which set them 
to talking In Pittsburg. It looked like this: 
aLeeps ' 

At the Bijou. 

Davis & Hatchklss are doing well with their 
Sandy -Bottom Co. Princess Chic, opened the 
new theatre at Punxsutawney , Pa., and their 
attraction played the first matinee and night. 

Several shows holding time in this section 
have canceled recently for various reasons. 
Among them were The Little Bed Schoolhouse, 
Trinity Chimes, A Windy City and Alvln Jos- 
lin. which will add a band and play this sec- 
tion later. 

Col. I. S. Potts reports splendid business for 
John W. Vogel's Minstrels. 

Tom Waters and a strong supporting com- 
pany are offering Neighborly Neighbors through 
Pennsylvania, and the performance Is an un- 
qualified success. The company is quite large. 


Manager R. M. Blmberg of the Yorkvllle 
Theatre, SGth street and Lexington avenue. 
New York City, closed his stock company Sat- 
urday, 'Dec. 2, and on Monday opened the house 
with Percy Hasweli In The Darling of the 
Gods. This will be followed by such attrac- 
tions as Sweet Kitty Bellalrs, The Heart of 
Maryland, Mrs. Temple's Telegram. The Prince 
Chap, The Man on the Box. Monna Vanna and 
others of that class unseen heretofore In that 
section of New Xork. 

It would appear from the above list of 
attractions that Manager Blmberg has a book- 
ing agreement with the Shnberts. This, how- 
ever, he denies, stating that he will do his 
own booking. 


George C~ Tyler has commissioned Edmond 
Rostand, the French playwright, to furnish for 
Eleanor Bobson a new play to be produced 
next season. 

This announcement followed Mr. Tyler's re- 
cent return from a foreign trip which included 
London and 'Paris. From Paris the weU known 
manager proceeded to Oomba, in southern 
France, and met Rostand at his home. Nego- 
tiations that had been pending for almost a 
year were quickly closed, and a contract was 
drawn up. 

M. Rostand Is the author of Cyrano de Ber- 
gerac and L'Alglon. According to his re- 
quest, Louis N. Parker, who adapted L'Aig- 
ton, will adapt the new play for Miss Bobson. 


Among other arrangements completed by 
George C. Tyler during his recent trip abroad 
was the appearance of Bills Jeffreys In this 
country In The Fascinating Mr. Vandervelt. 
by Airred Smro. Her first appearance will ** 
about Jan. 39. 

Mr. Sutro Is coming over to direct the 
staging of the new play. Charles Cartwright 
will direct the production for Messrs. IJebler 
& Co. 

Miss Jeffreys win probably appear later in 
the season In a new piece, entitled The Hostess, 
by Hubert Henry Davles. 


The new jnualcal comedy m which the Lieb- 
lers will star, Klale Janls win be called The 
Vanderhllt Cup. Sydney Rosenfeld la writing 
the book and Raymond Peck has been engaged 
to write the lyrics. Robert Sood Bowers will 
set It to music 

Mlsa Janls vrtU open In the nevr production 
about Jan. I. 


DECEMBER 9, 1905. 

Xti*e Billboard 


Must Carry Music on 
Western Circuits 

New Orpheum Theatre for Salt Lake — 

Independents will Build in Denver — 

Gossip from the Colorado 


A new order has been Issued by the managers 
of tbe western vaudeville houses. Owing to 
the long jumps baggage Is frequently delayed 
and rehearsals sre mixed up. So In the future 
performers must carry their music with them 
and not pack It with baggage. A violation of 
this rule will result In closing If rehearsals are 
missed on account of lack of music. 

Joseph F. Beardon, city electric Inspector, 
has also announced more rigid Inspection in 
the future- Spot lights, picture machines and 
the like must be fully up to the Chicago stand- 
ard, but an Inspection elsewhere will not nec- 
essarily pass In Denver if there are weak 

The new theatre at Florence, Col., has been 
opened, " and work started on a new $90,000 
bouse at Trinidad, CoL Boulder and Silver ton 
also have new housed. 

Charles Alphln. owne? of the Palm Theatre. 
Cripple Creek, and the Umpire at Colorado 
Springs, Is no longer a bachelor. Miss Cath- 
erine Downs, daughter of a prominent New 
York hotel man, has changed her name, and 
in the future will have a voice in the man- 
agement of the Alphln family affairs. 

The local bouses are boosting motion picture 
programs more than ever before. Several 
months ago It was considered quite the proper 
thing to stand up, put on wraps and other- 
wise show a contempt for picture shows. But 
now society has set the fashion, and the pic- 
tures are drawing as well as the star features 
on the bills. The Gay Deceivers, one of the 
late creations of the Sellg Co., has made an 
enormous hit throughout the west, and It Is 
being featured as a star act on several pro- 

The new Orpheum Theatre at Salt Lake is 
being rushed as only the Beck style of push 
can start It. Jules F. Bister, formerly of New 
Orleans and an old picture machine expert, 
will have charge. He passed through Denver a 
lew days ago and made a good Impression as 
a hustler. The plans contemplate opening the 
honse on Christmas Day, but It may be a week 
later. This house will break the jump be- 
tween Denver and Frisco, and give one more 
week to Orpheum artists. 

The Denver Orpheum management has just 
Installed a spot light of new design that Is 
said to be the most powerful affair ever put 
out. It Is like a young searchlight, and was 
used first on the Charles Leonard Fletcher im- 
personation act, which was turned into a 
dazzling spectacular production in colors. 

In a previous letter I mentioned a rumor 
about a high-class society theatre to he opened 
here. The rumor Is undoubtedly a fact, al- 
though for certain reasons It Is being kept se- 
cret, though ground has been broken for the 
structure and the contract let for part of the 
building. The plans show a house seating 1.200 
and completely equipped both In front and on 
stage. A roof garden annex will he built for 
light concert work, and the house wUl be fin- 
ished by next fall at an expense of about 
$125,000. It wUl play the Independents' at- 

Following Is the roste.- of the Curtis Theatre, 
one of the Trl-State Circuit honses: The Denver 
Theatre Co., owners; A. R. Pelton, manager; 
Adrian McGulre, treasurer; Roy D. Bmmick, 
assistant treasurer; John Schnler. head door- 
keeper; Sam. Amberg, stage manager; J. L. 
Compton, electrician; William McGovern prop- 
erty man. 

At the Orpheum Theatre Merle BIcGlll has 
resigned, and Harry Brown has been appointed 
property man. Edward Stewart has given up 
the position of klnodrome operator, and Ed. 
Nicodom of Chicago Is now In charge with very 
good results. Mr. NIcodom's father died In 
Chicago a week ago. Mr. Stewart has gone 
into a vaudeville road show as picture machine 
operator. Nat (Howard, the new stage man- 
ager, is making good end receiving favorable 
comments from artists as well as patrons. 

The local billposters are all ready for the 
December convention, and they will have money 
to spend on -the delegates when they arrive. 


Denver. CoL 



Daniel K. Bandmann, a Shakespearean actor 
or considerable note, dropped dead on his ranch 
near Missoula, Mont., Thursday evening, Nov. 
■jj- Heart failure, superinduced by acute in- 
digestion. Is given as the the cause of his 
death. About twelve years ago Mr. Band- 
mann retired from the stage to spend the re- 
mainder of his life on his ranch. Mr. Band- 
mann was horn at Cassel, Germany, sixty-six 
J? a " ago. He excelled In tragic roles, his 
Sliylock In The Merchant of Venice being Ma 
best work. He leaves a wife and family to 

mourn his loss. 


A Columbus woman has created somewhat 
?r a stir among theatrical people because of 
her announcement that she Is the author of 
The Rose of the Alhambra, In which Lillian 
Blntivelt 1« playing. ■ 

The Columbus "womar. claims that aha wrote 
^». p L ar __ ,nd raomltted It In an eastern play 
S? t u* t ' w £ en ll w »* «•* ot her possession three 
weeks. She claims that the name, locale, 
ebaraehsra and plot are Identically hers. 

The Canadian Theatrical Association Is up 
In arms against the Canadian Tariff Commis- 
sion because of the high tariff that Is placed 
upon American scenery, printing, costumes, 
lithographs, etc. 

The matter came more forcibly before the 
Commission last week when Manager J. B. 
Turton, of the Grand Opera House, London, on 
behalf of the theatrical managers of Canada, 
presented to it a petition asking that the tariff 
be taken off American scenery, etc., and that 
that theatrical necessity be admitted free of 

The managers claim that they are the ones 
on whom the dnty of paying this tariff falls. 
They must have American attractions or none 
at all, as the population of the Dominion will 
not warrant the local production of high-class 
attractions. When an American company 
crosses the border, the American manager pays 
the tariff, but in closing up accounts this 
amount Is either added to the expenses of 
the local- manager or bis percentage Is less, 
which Is in fact the same as if he had paid 
It in the beginning. 

The managers claim that the tariff Is keep- 
ing out of Canada many high-class attractions, 
thereby lowering the theatrical standard in 
that country. 

The Commission promised to give due con- 
sideration to the petition, and will announce Its 
decision later. 


In Mile. Modiste. Dlinols Theatre, Chicago. 



Opened with Stock 

Wm. T. Grover Launches New Enter- 
prise with Propitious Circumstance. 

Wm. T. Grover opened the Imperial Theatre, 
formerly the Montauk, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Monday evening, Nov. 27, with a high-class 
stock company and a number of first-class vau- 
deville acts, all of which took weU. Lord and 
Lady Algy was put on by the stock company 
which was cast as follows: 

Duke of Droneborouga...W. J. Montgomery 
Marquis of Quarmby . . . .Walter D. Greene 

Lord Algernon Chetland Edwin Arden 

Lieutenant Standldge Ernest Howard 

Hon. John Crosby Jethrow.. Alfred Kappeler 

Brabason Tudway Walter R. Seymour 

Richard Annesley B. C. Tevls 

Mr. Jeal .Alfred Jackson 

Klnch - .James A. Boshell 

Swepson -Edmond J. Norrls 

Mawley Jennett Marshall Farnum 

Wyke WBlIam Spenser 

Lady Algernon Chetland. .Cathrlne Countess 

Mrs. Brabason Tudway... Julie Heme 

Mrs. Voklns Louis Rial 

Lady Parmella Malllnson VIra Rial 

Ottllne MalUson Coxa Leslie 

Emily Cardew Marlon Todd 

The company Is above the average of the 
regular stock organlaction. Edwin Arden and 
Catherine Countess have been surrounded by an 
excellent company of players, and Manager 
Grover has spared neither time nor expense In 
giving to his patrons a first-class performance 
In every respect. If the performances which 
follow prove as worthy as the premiere, Mr. 
Grover will never lack for patronage. 

i The vaudeville features were Pewltt, the 
Salvaggis.* Balaton's Grand Opera Co., and the 
Elton Polo Troupe. 

' It was a representative audience that greeted 
the opening performance and admired the many 
new Ideas ithat Manager Grover had worked 
Into the new Interior. The house has been 
completely renovated and re-decorated, and 
the general Interior appearance la that of an 
entirely new bunding. 



More than Twenty Theatres Open in Brooklyn 

Charles Frohman Visits Baltimore to Supervise Virginia Harned's Opening and 
while There Engages Otis Skinner under a Long Contract— Other News 
From Four Representative Cities. 

THE large seating capacity of the 
Grand is Inadequate for the multi- 
tudes that wish to see Richard Mans- 
field in his superb productions. 
Prices range from $2.50 down to 
50 cents. 

Tinder the ablt direction of John Morrlssy, 
the Orpheum Theatre is proving too small, and 
the management contemplates building a. much 
larger theatre In the near future. The nightly 
overflow at the Orpheum is Immense. 

The comic opera season at the TivoU began 
with a turnaway house. The Highwayman, 
with Helena Frederick, Cora Tracy, Arthur Cun- 
ningham, George Knnkel, Teddy Webb, Eugene 
Weiner and a big beauty chorus, made a de- 
cided fait, and Is in for a long run. Special 
praise Is due Musical Director SeUI Slmonson 
and Stage Director Max Freeman. ; 

The Fadette Woman's Orchestra of Boston, 
consisting of twenty-two -women under the lea- 
dership of Caroline B. Nichols, has scored an 
unprecedented hit at the Orpheum, where the 
audiences seem never to tire of the. act. They 
are in their second week and could remain 
two weeks more. 

The Alcaz a r continues to give the best per- 
formance of its kind In the state. Every play, 
all royalty productions. Is given the closest at- 
tention, and is presented in first-class style. E. 
D. Price, the man behind. Is responsible for 
this state of affairs. 

An elaborate holiday bill has been prepared 
for the Chutes. . The spectacular feature will 
be an elaborate production of Bothwell 
Browne's Princess Fan Tan, which wiU be ren- 
dered by a company of over a hundred peo- 
ple. Revelations are promised In the way of 
transformations and electrical effects. Barnes' 
Diving Elks continue as the star outside at- 
tractions. . 

The newly adopted policy at Fischer's of 
giving but one performance each evening has 
proven a big success. The Telephone Girl, with 
Nellie V. Nichols, Is away above the 10, 20 
and 30 cent house. 

Nellie Montgomery, the clever soubrette, who 
has just completed a twenty weeks' engage- 
ment at the Lyceum, has been re-engaged In- 
definitely at this bouse. She has become very 
popular with .the patrons of the Lyceum. 

John Busch, ot the Busch Family, has insti- 
tuted legal proceedings to collect from E. Fried, 
of the Mission Theatre, the sum of $209.99. 
alleging that the defendant failed to carry out 
an agreement made by Archie Levy for a 
week's engagement at the Mission Theatre. 

C. W. AHsky, of Santa Crur, has arranged 
to build a new theatre in Sacramento, to be 
run In conjunction with ' the vandevBle house 
he recently purchased In that city. 

The new Liberty Theatre in Portland, Ore- 
was opened Nov. 20. It is a vaudeville house 
located on Fourth and Stark streets, and Is as 
handsome as any vaudeville theatre In the 

The injunction suit recently brought against 
Belasco & Mayer by Proprietor D. R. McNeil 
of the Central to prevent them from remov- 
ing any of the fixtures, furniture, etc.. has 
been compromised and the suit dismissed. A 
portion of the fixtures will he removed from 
the Central to the Alhambra. 


San Francisco, Cal. 


For Thanksgiving week we have attractions 
that wUl undoubtedly appeal to the theatre- 
loving • public, and at that we are stin fa- 
vored with plays that won merit and long 
runs In New York, and are appearing here for 
the first time. The Grand offers an excellent 
blU of headliners In vaudevUIe, the Alvln, 
David Hlggins in His Last DoUar, a very wor- 
thy attraction: The Nixon. Mclntyre & Heath 
In The Ham Tree: The Belasco, Jeff DeAngells 
In Fantana; the Gayety and the Academy, va- 
riety, which is sufficient and varied enough 
for any desire as well as worthy of patron- 

Following Mrs. Temple's Telegram at the Be- 
lasco. Grace . Sturtevant will present Lady 
Teazle, and for Monday night, Dec. 11. all 
the boxes have been reserved by Mrs. B. F. 
Jones, Jr.. who will have a theatre party and 
dinner. Souvenir programs will be issued. 

Forest Huff, an Allegheny boy. Is with Mc- 
lntyre and Heath. His song On An Automo- 
bile Honeymoon has caught on nicely. 

-Miss Irwin, a Pittsburg girl who has been 
on the stage for the past three years. Is a 
member ot Mclntyre a; Heath's Co. She Is 
being entertained by her numerous East End 

The phenomenal business done by all of the 
respective theatres seems to continue. Of 
course, the weather conditions have a great 
deal to do. and it is to be regretted that 
this week starts out with such unfavorable 
weather, yet with the elements against ven- 
turing out doors the attendance of first nlght- 
ers was up to the usual standard. 



Brooklyn has now over twenty theatres open 
and all are doing good business. The last 
opened, the Imperial, formerly the Montauk, Is 
sure to be a go under Wm. T. Graver's man- 

agement. He Is presenting vaudeville In com- 
bination with high-class stock, a mixture that 
Brooklyn likes. Business opening week was 

The Winning Girl, one of Frank D. Perley's 
productions, jumped direct from Chicago to 
Shuberts' Park Theatre this week. It- to a 
good two-act musical comedy, and the best seen 
in Brooklyn for some time. It did satisfac- 
tory business. 

The patrons of the Imperial are glad to see 
Josep'i Merry In his old position as chief door 
tender. Mr. Merry held the same position 
under Col. Sinn at the old Park and Montauk 
theatres. He received many congratulations 
the opening night. - < 

John William Schmidt, the well-known press 
agent, dramatic writer and manager, to Mr. 
Grover's business representative at the Im- 

Herbert C Duce. general press representa- 
tive for Mr. Brady and manager of Wilton 
Lack-aye, to again boosting the Brady attrac- 
tions in New York City. One conld not help 
but know that Herbert was back In New York 
from the manner In which the Grace George 
and Robert Mantell companies are being ex- 
ploited In the : papers. 

Manager M. T. Middle ton, always up-to-date, 
has put on Sunday night concerts at the Grand. 
One of the best Sunday night vauedvlllc shows 
ever seen In Brooklyn was put on as the open- 
ing hill, and Mr. Mlddleton Informs me that 
every Sunday night he will present the best 
that money can buy. 

The attractions at the Star have all done 
well this season. Mack's World Beaters took 
in big money and the advance sale for Wine. 
Woman and Son for next week is big. 

Teller's Broadway Theatre to being adver- 
tised In all of the B. B. T. cars with cards 
announcing the attraction and -the fact that 
the theatre Is but fifteen minutes from City 
HslL The result to that Teller's Theatre to 
g ainin g many patrons from South Brooklyn and 
rhe Heights. 

Percy Williams win soon present The Girl 
With the Bed Domino at the Orpheum 
fheatre. This attraction was -his headliner at 

the Colonial Theatre, Manhattan, last week. 

It to announced that Grace George will take 
The Marriage of Wm. Ashe to London In the 
spring. GEORGE H. HAKES. 


Virginia Harned. In LaBelle Marseillaise was 
well received in the hew production tost week, 
rhe audiences were large, and manifested con- 
siderable satisfaction with the performances, 
the supportug company was excellent. Miss 
Harned is no stranger here, for she was bom 
in a village abont thirty miles from the city. 
She lived here until she became of age when - 
she went to Paris to complete her education. 

Vincent Serrano has been making rapid 
strides in his histrionic career. His portrayal 
jf Napoleon Bonaparte In LaBelle Marseillaise 
ivas a capital performance, and quite a long 
step from Lieutenant Denton in Arizona. 

Charles Frohman was in the city last week 
superintending the new play for Virginia Har- 
ned. While here he signed contracts for Otis 
Skinner to star under his direction. Mr. -Skin- 
ner will appear early In February In a French 
play, The Dnel, which has made a success at 
the Comedie Francaise in Paris. 

-Wells -Hawks, formerly business manager of 
the Academy, was here last week renewing old 

-Olga Nethersole postponed her Brooklyn en- 
gagement, and Joe Cawthorne In Fritz in Tam- 
many Hall to fining the week at the Academy 
of Music. 

The food Show at the Lyric last week was 
a tremendous success. The attendance to es- 
timated at about 28,000. Many new attractions 
will be added for the second week and patron- 
age win be equally as large. 

Francis F. Smith, who died from an accident 
in Philadelphia, was burled from the home of 
bis parents In this clty^ He was well known 
here in theatrical circles, having been con- 
nected with the OoUlday Street Theatre. He 
organized the Columbia Ticket -Delivery Co.. 
with which he - was connected until he went 
to Philadelphia. 

The Galloper, with Raymond Hitchcock In 
the leading role, wttl be given Its premiere 
here, at Ford's Opera House, Dec IS. 



The Light Eternal, a new play hyafartln 
V. Merle, of San Francisco. Is reported to be 
breaking all records at the Majestic Theatre. 
San Francisco, where it has been running for 
three weeks. It to probable that the new play 
will be seen in the eastern houses. 


Charles Frohman has decided upon presenting 
Edna May In a new play before the season is 
over. The new opera will be called The Debu- 
tante, and Its first presentation wm be given 
In March at tha Vaudeville Theatre bt London. 


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Tlie Billboard 

DECEMBER 9, 1905. 




IT looks as If the great Dockstader song. Ev- 
erybody Works bnt Father, will surpass In 
popularity the famous Hot Time in the Old 
Town, for already- Is this great song the 
tune of the day the world over. It is a 
treat to hear 6ousa*s Band render this number, 
which usually takes about one dozen encores. 
Was there ever a song snng by so many stars? 
Just read a few names: Lew Dockstader, Thos. 
Q. Seabrooke, Dan McAvoy. May Irwin. Flo. 
Irwin. (Lew Hawkins. Press Eldridge; Georg Wil- 
son. Billy S. Clifford. Geo. W. Munroe, George 
roller Golden (Australia), Al. G. Fields, Billy 
B. Van, Nat Haines. Marie Dressier; to say 
nothing of the thousands of others. Now bring 
on your imitations I ; ' 

All eyes in :the-song writing world are at 
present: turned on Dave NowHn and George Wal- 
ter Brown, writers ^of^: several prominent song 
hits, but; none more popular than their latest suc- 
cess/ which is now being successfully introduced 
by such well-known artists as Kitty Allen Fox, 
May Trade. Glenroy & Russell. Fred Russell, 
Haverly's Minstrels, Boston, Quartette. Mamie 
Harnish. May Phelps, Grace Tremont. Maize Al- 
eene,. and : many others.. : 

i tvbt. t WTTMARK NOTES' 
Delia Fox to successfully featuring Little Miss 
No One from nowhere in vaudeville. 

Allen May. who, with his illustrated songs, 
is now regard'*'! as a permanent fixture, at the 
Standard Theatre. Philadelphia, has been f ea- 
turtag a number of Wltmark publications for 
whldi slides have been made, and reports great 
success with them. Among the popular ■ vocal 
gems Just alluded: to are Star -of My . Life;, Only 
a Message from Home. Sweet Home, Take Me 
to Tour Heart Again and Those Songs My Mother 
Used to Sing; not forgetting those staunch stand- 
Hys, Sweet Adeline. Beacuse Ion Were an Olc. 
Sweetheart of Mine and Just for To-night. 

Bessie Clayton made her debut in vaudeville 
recently at Hyde & Behman's Theatre, Brooklyn. 
Miss Clayton is effectively using, as one of her 
dances, Bratton and Snlzer's popular inter- 
mezzo. Laces and Graces, and is singing I Love 
You AH tie Time. 

George WHson. at Keith's this week, was 
very successful with two- songs published by Je 
Tome H. Bemick: & Co., My Irish Molly. O. by 
Jerome and Schwartz, and Svmpathy, by Kendis 
and Paley. the boys who wrote Won't Ton Fon- 
dle Me. '■■-..„'., 
The Six Musical Cnttys and the new ballad 
In Dear Old Georgia, an excellent number and 
respond to many encores as : aSresult :: of their 
clever rendition of same. .: ; 

Anna Laughlln, now In vaudeville, is singing 
Won't Ton Take Me Home With Sou, writ- 
ten by Jean Lennox and Harry Sutton- She, Is 
wearing a dress similar to the one she used In 
The Wizard of Oz. in the character of Dor- 
othy. Miss Laughlln considers this song one 
of the daintiest of the season. 


The Three Troubadours, who present oneof the 
most novel acts in the business, are using Sol. 
Bloom publications : with considerable success- 
Among the numbers they are featuring are Ca- 
rissima and Good-bye. Dixie Dear. 

Helen Byron, the well: known singing come- 
dienne and late star of George R. White's Ser- 
geant KStty Co., Is doing a very entertaining 
Specialty, which includes the use of several 
magnificent costumes;: and elaborate song ac. 
cessories. 9te wffl: use exclusively the publi- 
cations of Sol-Bloom, by Raymond A. v Browne 
and William H. iPenn. entitled There's Something 
About & TJniforn, In. the House: of Hugs ..and 
Kisses and My Daisy. Daisy. This lady is un- 
der the direction of Mr. George ». White, and is 
already hooked to play the principal theatres. 

CHAS. K. ira-n-BTg MOTES 
Three new* original compositions have Just been 
issued: by: the house of Harris^ which will un- 
doubtedly be the talk of the country within sixty 
days. They are entitled Sister, a: stirring march- 
time soldier : love song v Larry; ; an Irish: ballad, 
and Lovitt*: Henry, a coon song oddity which will 

: : surely surprise the natives. 

:,Miss; : "Charlotte Guyer: George. : contralto, late 
of the Parsifal Opera Co., soloist with Duss' 
Band, Is now in vaudeville and is making a spe- 

-clal feature,- along with her : high-class : numbers 
which: she sings- :: to,.; perfection, rof , Chas. : K. 
Ebixxis* ;.new::song. about :;to^be_ issued, entitled 
Dreaming,: Lovei of : Ton. and It ; Is safe to say 
that the vaudeville audiences: where Miss George 
win. make: her- appearance are: In for having a 

James AWrlch Wbhey, who Is singing Chas. 
K. Harris* enormous success. Would You Care. 
wHt have to look to Ms honors very soon, as 
his talented wife; and partner; Miss Kafberyn 
Trayex;: IB ^giving" him 'a close-run in their act. 
singing Dreaming, 'Love: of You. : Last Sunday, 
at the Grand Opera House and the American 
Theatre. l»th artists had to respond to repeated 
encores with Hie two songs mentioned. 

Weber & Rash's Paris by Night Co. are now 
playing a few: night: stands through New York 
and 'Ohio;: 'The -two ::songs::in: the: production 
which, stand out prominently are In Sweet Love- 
land and Little Girl. You'll Do. The company 
leaves a trail of orders 'behind:. theni; for these 
numfcers. of which Jos- W. Stern & Co. get the 

: benefit..' 

The^amesSPowersQnartette. which :Is scoring 
snebe a: big' s*nccess.: in;: vaudeville; - headed by 

■Cthe ^famous;- Jinwiiae "Powers himself, : were the 
first, ones- to, take up Little Girl. You'll Do 
since: ttiis -no- more restricted to Mr. Frobman's 

■ CbwoTIiIs^wng^by-Bnrt:andSolinan,:iS:the sur- 
prise: bit of "the season; : 

McDonald and DeCastro, now in stock at the 
Lyceum.; Theatres -have : a. very . clever sketch 
written aronnd the Peter Piper song. They 
are also singing iArthur Lamb's latest bal- 
lad. In the Golden Autumn Tftne, My Sweet 
Elaine, the music of -which Is by the com- 
poser of Harvest Moon. The Spooner Sisters 
and William Moore, of AL G. Field's Minstrels, 
are other well-known acts featuring Blaine. 


At the last meeting of Hie Colorado State 
Electric Light Association a lengthy discussion 
brought out some surprising facts that are of 
the utmost importance to theatrical and mo- 
tion picture men. Possibly, the conclusions 
reached will explain a number of mysterious 
breakdowns which have puzzled electricians for 
a year past. ' 

The fact was plainly demonstrated that wire- 
less telegraphy has been responsible for the 
sndden breaking down of insulation hitherto 
considered amply sufficient for ordinary service. 

Briefly, the facts are these. The high po- 
tential spark used on wireless will Jump to 
electric, trolley, telegraph and telephone Hnes 
within a hundred feet of the sending station. 
This spark which resembles static discharge, 
then travels along the line until ft finds a 
point where the Insulation is insufficient to hold 
the high tension. It breaks across, and as 
soon as the wireless spark Is established, the 
electric light current follows, end a Are re- 
sults unless a fuse Wows. 

At Boulder, Col., several bad fires were 
caused by the wireless m achinery. In one 
case a drop cord In a bank was perforated 
and allowed the 104 alternating to burn across. 
The sparks dropped into a waste-basket and a 
small blaze followed. At Pueblo the wireless 
punctured the insulation on a big 550-volt mo- 
tor at Lake MInnequa Park, and it was neces- 
sary to shut down that circuit. At Colorado 
Springs the telephone people were in trouble 
by having their cables as well as switch boards 
perforated. In Denver -tte rheostat in a mov- 
ing picture house in one of the theatres was 
short circuited and burned out during a per- 
formance, and investigation showed that Jnst 
at that time the wireless people were trying 
to talk with Cheyenne, 106 miles away. 

The rheostat referred to was insulated with 
fiber which bad become charred and carbon- 
ized, and which was quite Insufficient to hold 
down nigh, voltages. This brings the following 
conclusion: It is absolutely unsafe to use fiber 
on a rheostat and all insulation must be of 
either mica, asbestos, mlcanite, slate or some 
similar fire-resisting substance. We suggest 
that all managers and operators at once look 
over their apparatus— especially rheostats and 
burners, and if they find fiber insulation, re- 
place it at once. The expense will be Insig- 
nificant, while the cost of a fire would be 
enormous. In particular, attention should be 
paid to the Insulation of the carbon arms or 
carriers In lamps, where they attach to the 
rack work for feeding. Here it has been the 
usual practice to use fiber, and it Is probably 
the most dangerous place to risk It in view of 
the psosiblllty for a feed wire carrying the 
spark current for miles, possibly, to find the 
point of lowest resistance. 


One of the most brUHant theatrical events 
of the season In New Haven, Conn., -was the 
suspicions opening of Poll's handsome new 
$250,000 -theatre Monday evening, Nov. 20. 
Mr. and Mrs. S. Z." Poll were present, and 
Mr. Poll delivered a short but appreciative 

Governor Henry Roberts and a number of po- 
litical and social leaders occupied boxes. Louis 
E.KIlby, manager of Mr. Poll's Hartford thea- 
tre, was also present. A large number of 
beautiful floral pieces, received from well 
wishers both local and foreign, decorated the 
lobby and boxes. After the performance Mr. 
Poll entertained with, an elaborate banquet at 
the Oueco. 

The new Poll Theatre Is described as a 
beauty. Its design. Its convenient arrange- 
ments and its lavish electrical and decorative 
effects make it one of the most attractive in 
the state. The stage Is very large, and in 
the event that Manager Poll decides upon other 
attractions than vaudeville, the most elaborate 
spectacles would find plenty of room behind 
Its footlights. 

Mr. Docking Is local manager of the louse. 
Henry E. Meuges is orchestra leader. Mr. 
ind Mrs. Sidney Drew were the headline™ at 
the opening performance. 


New Yorkers will soon have a chance to see 
The Clansman, Thomas Dixon's dramatization 
if his own novel by the same name. Klaw & 
Erlanger. have made arrangements with George 
H. Brennan whereby this piece will open at 
the Liberty Theatre, New York, Jan. 8. 

The Clansman opened its season at Norfolk, 
Va.. Sept. 22, and has been playing to unpre- 
cedented business in tie south. It is univers- 
ally regarded as an intensely strong play, and 
has created considerable discussion. 


Reports announce the serious Illness of Ed- 
ward McDowen, the composer, brought about 
by insomnia and overwork. Mr. McDowell has 
been ill since March, and matters have now 
reached a point where the composer's physi- 
cians fear that he will never again be able 
to resume his work. 


Pedley & <Burch, the -well-known opera house 
managers of Evansville. Ind., announce that 
they have secured a $30,000 site in Memphis, 
Tenn., upon which they will erect a new thea- 
tre at once. ' ~ ' ~" 

Following the announcement come reports 
that these enterprising managers are arranging 
to erect bouses in Atlanta, Richmond, Birming- 
ham, St. Louis and Chicago. 


; 'TOobby" Beach, the well-known minstrel, is 
at the point of death at Watertown, 'Wis. 
Beach is one of the partners of Beach and 

His real name is Annon W. Gardner. He is 
fifty years old, and fell on the street while 
his company was playing an engagement in 

Little hope is entertained for his recovery. 

E. A. Thornell has been engaged as 
musical director at the Nassau Theatre, Brook- 
lyn, to succeed H/ J. Chapman, who resigned 
to go with The Masootta. 



THE labor of directing a big musical or- 
ganization is little understood or ap- 
preciated by most of those who watch 
some famous musical director, baton 
In hand, mount the box in front of 
his band or orchestra, tap lightly for attention, 
and then, with sweep of arms, bring a burst 
of music from his players. To the casnal list- 
ener and observer at a band concert the work of 
the director seems simplicity Itself. 

"All he has to do is to know what tune the 
band is going to play and then beat time." 

The student of music, of course, knows bet- 
ter than this, but even he seldom has an Idea 
of the hours of thought, the days of hard work, 
spent in preparing the program for a single 
concert bv the director; of a band or orchestra. 
"Actually directing the concert is not hard 
work," said Bandmaster 'Frederick Innes last 
week. "That Is the gilt edged part of the busi- 
ness. There Is an Inspiration and thrill In it 
that compensates for all the hard work that has 
gone into making up the concert program and 
drilling rehearsals. 

"There Is no position which gives a musician 
such pleasure as directing a fine band of players 
in a concert to an appreciative audience." 

The bandmaster's eyes glowed with enthusi- 
asm. He waved his arms and spoke quickly and 
sharply, clipping h-is words short and dean at 
the final letters. 


Mr. Innes is a musician in every word and 
move. All he lacks to make him fit the general 
picture the word calls to mind is the long hair. 
But, then, Mr. Innes Is a business man, too, and 
has earned a few wrinkles in taking a band 
of sixty pieces on tours throughout the United 
States and Canada. 

He is a man who reeks with nervous energy. 
His personality does not conceal great power of 
concentration and force direction. Were it not 
for this one would expect to see him direct his 
band in a wildly frenzied manner. His methods 
with the baton are quite the reverse of this, how- 
ever, and he secures the musical effects he seeks 
through the quiet force of his personality and 
without recourse to any wild calisthenice or 
fireworks gesture. 

"The real hard work of the musical direc- 
tor." he continued, "is done In his study. It is 
work, too— It Is drudgery. I refer to the ar- 
rangement of programs for concerts. Every com- 
position, before it is put down for a number on 
the program, must be carefully weighed, not 
only in regard to itself, but in its relation to 
the rest of the musical menu to be offered. 

"In a way the musical director is like a chef. 
He spends hours working over and arranging his 
banquet. Every dish receives careful thougnt. 
The order of courses is a great question with 
binr. When shall . the heavy meats be served, 
when the lighter dishes? When the diners . sit 
down at the table, the hard work of the chef 
is over. In seeing the menu served as he plan- 
ned it, if he is an artist, he feels a pleasure 
that makes all his hard work worth while. 

"When the musical director sits down in his 
library to arrange a program he must always 
i bear in mind what effect one number will have 
on another. Imagine that you are looking at a 
brilliant, flaring scarlet; then suddenly the 
color is changed to a pale drab. The second 
color can not seem otherwise than poor and 

"It's the same with tone color. Obviously the 
whole effect of some delicate toned Instrument 
or voice would be spoiled if It were immediately 
preceded on the program by blaring martial mu- 
sic in which heavy brass were prominent. 


"Numbers on a concert program must be in 
sympathy with one another. It is in the making 
of programs that the great snecess of a direc- 
tor lies. The program must be arranged so that 
not only every number is In a position that will 
give it ample opportunity to be appreciated, but 
the program as a whole must be satisfying. 

"A successful concert means first and fore- 
most that the program is successful. Therefore 
the great work of a director is to make good 
programs. Seidl was a notable program maker, 
and the late Theodore Thomas was another. 

"It is no uncommon thing for a musical di- 
rector to arrange a program and tear it up sev- 
eral times before getting one that Is satisfying. 
With an orchestral band, such as mine, the work 
of arranging programs is particularly difficult. 
The music that 'we play can not be bought; it 
has to be especially transcribed, and all of mine 
has been transcribed either by me or under my 
immediate direction*. 

"With a symphony orchestra this is not the 
case. The library is already at hand. Moreover, 
there is a much wider range in the matter of se- 
lecting music for a band; Lighter compositions 
of good composers axe denied to the orchestra, 
but the band must furnish not only food for the 
strident of music, but compositions which will 
be enjoyed by the person who attends the band 
concert purely for enjoyment and wishes to 
hear the runefnl melodies of the day. 

'The arrangement of a concert program is 
almost like a chemical experiment. The chem- 
ist takes certain dull, interesting substances 
and combiness them under certain conditions. 
The result is a magnificent display of splendid 
colors. . , 

"One of the most Important conditions on 
which depends the snecess of a concert Is the 
place in' which It Is given. When I first came 
to Chicago to make this city my home and begin 
giving Sunday afternoon and evening concerts 
at Orchestra Hall. I was afraid the acoustic 
properties of the theatre might be almost too 
perfect, if I may use such an expression, for 
band music. I feared that tones of heavy brass 
instruments might be blurred, as the hall was 
bhilt for an orchestra and a band had never 
played in It. 

"Toe first rehearsal, however, removed all 
my fears. The excellence of the hall for band 
music is beyond anything I could have hoped 
for. Without doubt, the hall has the finest 
acoustic properties of any building in which 
I have played. / 

"One of the hardest problems. 1 ! have to face 
In arraging my programs is the selection of 
soloists. Specializing by players has been car- 
ried to such a degree that it.li hard to find 

artists or novelties that make the blase music 
hearers of to-day sit up. Take Jlskra, the string 
bass virtuoso, who played solos at my concert*) 
last Sunday, for example. Without question, lie 
Is one of the most -marvelous performers in the 
world. There are several violinists of Interna- 
tional reputation — all great artists*- But there 
is only one Jlskra. Until one hundred years ago 
a solo on the string bass had never been heard. 
and to-day Jlskra Is practically the only soloist 
on this Instrument in the world. Nevertheless, 
music hearers demand new faces and new per- 
formances constantly, and It is the hardest part 
of my work perhaps to supply this demand. Jlskra 
will, of course, be on programs for solos at mv 
concerts later in the season, but the public wants 
a change In soloists every week. 

"It is often the popular notion that the musi- 
cians in a band do all the' work and that the 
director is a sort of ornamental adjunct. There 
may be some truth In this, hut then it seems to 
me as if the director is in a position somewhat 
similar to the Irishman who came to this coun- 
try and wrote back home enthusiastically about 
how easy it was to make a living in the United 

" IWby,' he said in his letter, * You get paid 
for nothing at all. All I have to do is to carry 
bricks up to the fourth floor of a building. There 
is a man np there who does all the work.' " 



The Shnberts have broken Into this city at 
last, and have secured the lease on the new 
$75,000 theatre that W. C. Marvin Is erecting 
on the site of the old Burnett House. If pres- 
ent plans are carried out, the new theatre will 
be ready at the beginning of next season. How 
■Mit* will affect the other playhouses is uncer- 
tain, as there are now five theatre In the city, 
two of which are considered first-class. 

The Ferari Bros, are again wintering in this 
city, and only the difficulty of securing a suit- 
able location precludes the possibility of their 
again opening a zoo. Last season this was 
done, and it proved a moneymaker from the 
start, bnt the structure that they used last year 
has been leased to a roller rink company, and 
adequate quarters are not now at hand. 

A. Roy Knabenshue and his manager, Ohas. 
Strobel, will also make (heir headquarters in 
this city for the winter. When he has fin- 
ished his tonr of the Keith Circuit, Knabenshue 
will start work upon a new airship, which he 
claims will far surpass the one he used in his 
famous New York flights. He is now being 
booked for the large fairs in the spring. 

The newspaper critics called Ezra Kendall's 
play a three-act monologue, bnt many worse 
things than The Vinegar Buyer have been seen 
here this season. The play drew exceptionally 

W. A. LaDnque has become general manager 
of the Coliseum Rink, and under his able di- 
rection the attendance baa shown a most grati- 
fying increase. Mr. LaDnque was formerly con- 
necte-''. with the Hagenbeck Snows, and with 
the Chicago Coliseum. In connection with his 
managerial duties, he Is also directing the tour 
of Campagna'B Italian Concert Band. 

Manager Shapiro of the Empire Theatre, has 
tendered the use of his bouse for one perform- 
ance to the Jewish Relief Fund Society. Mr. 
Shapiro's generous offer will undoubtedly be ac- 

Jerome K. Jerome and Chas. Battele Loomis 
are billed at the Zenooia Theatre for the last 
of the month. 

Here are some of the Valentine bookings for 
December: Henrietta Crosman 4: Frank Daniels 
6: Francis Wilson, 0: Mrs. Wlggs. 11: May 
Irwin, 13; Heir to the Hoorah, 14, and Joe 
Weber, 16. Hnmpty Dnmpty is booked for a 
solid week in January. 

J. E. Kirby, of the Empire staff, is billing 
ahead for the TTans-Atlantica for a short time. 

A farewell banquet was given to the Warsaw 
Brothers, Saturday night, by Hurtlg & Seamon 
through their manager, E. M. Rosenthal, of the 
Trans-Atlantics. Warsaw Brothers have been 
with these managers for five years. They leave 
at once for London, where they are under con- 
tract with an English amusement company. 


Pueblo's theatres are all doing big business. 
George Morris at the Earle is doing capacity, 
and with the high-class attractions that he 
has booked, the Buccess of the Earle is as- 
sured. Two Merry Tramps at the Grand and 
The Prince of IdarB at the Novelty are both 
doing good business. 

Rumors were circulated here this week that 
the authorities were going to close the theatres 
on Sunday. However, the managers have re- 
ceived no Buch order, and until they do the 
playhouses will continue to do business on 
Sunday. """* ""■':*;•---'■ 

The reception given Frank Maltese and com- 
pany at the opening of The Wrong Mrs. Ap- 
pleton in this city was decidedly nattering. The 
success of che new piece is assured. 

George Morris, manager of the Earle, wil 
open a vaudeville theatre at Trinidad. Col.. 
Dec. 11. The house will be on the Crystal 
Circuit, and W. B. Orendorn* will he its local 
manager. The' theatre has a seating capacity 
of 500. BDW. COADr. 


Hollis E. Cooley, general representative for 
Gus Hill, has Installed in his office a new Ede- 
son Business Phonograph, which saves the 
time of dictating to a stenographer. This is 
the first business phonograph that has been 
Installed in any theatrical office, and Mr. Coo- 
ley thinks he has Mr. Hill beat out on letter 
dictation as he can dictate all night as well as 
all day. 


; Rev. Dr. Charles. Frederick Goss. upon whose 
widely read novel the stage story of The Re- 
demption of David Corson is based, witnessed 
the Parker dramatization for the first time 
Monday evening, Nov. 27 t a t the Victoria Thea- 
tre, Dayton, Ohio. The Cincinnati divine ex- 
pressed much delight in the play, and the be- 
lief that It would be a success. 

In the audience with the Rev. Goss were a 
number of Cincinnati xrlesdo. 

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M « OVEti weather has the cause 
l^k I of meagre attendance at the theatres 
I ml this week. Even first nights at the 
I ^t theatres and an abundance of novelties 
* at the Varieties, succeeded In draw- 

ing only a small proportion of the populous 
from the novel counter attraction — dry, cold 
streets— which did all the business. 


After everything from carriage- 
drawing fleas to cricket-playing elephants, we 
have still something new In the trainer's art. 
Cormorant fishing in the big tank of .the Hip- 
podrome is the novelty. Once upon a time 
Cormorant-nshins • was a recognized sport in 
England, a special official being attached to the 
King's Household for the care of the Boyal 
birds. But that was a long time ago. It is a 
glow business now. 

The Cormorant has not a good reputation. It 
Is as greedy as gull, with the digestion of an 
ostrich, and being about four times the size of 
the former. Its capacity for swallowing fish 
may be imagined. This quality has been util- 
ized by the ingenious fishermen of the Far 

The Cormorant Is not difficult to tame, and 
when it discovers that the only way to get 
any food at all Is to pay In about 75 per cent, 
of its catch to Its trainer, like a sensible it, 
accepts the inevitable. It Is assisted to this 
frame of mind by having a ring put around Its 
very elastic neck, so that none but very small 
fish can pass the junction and become the 
property of the owner of the bird. 

The show is a capital one, for not only is 
it entertaining, but as an allegory of capital 
and labor, instructive as well. 

The Chinese fisherman uses the precise craft 
on which he goes afloat at ibome — four big bam- 
boos, about twenty feet in length, tied to- 
gether. A basket for the catch, and a bamboo 
pole which serves as a paddle as well as a 
perch for the bird, constitute his whole equip- 

At the word of command, accompanied, if 
necessary, by a touch with the pole, a bird 
dives off the raft. If successful, it comes to 
the surface at once with a fish In its beak, 
there Is a gnlp and it has disappeared into the 
long neck. Then the pole is extended, the bird 
perches on it, is drawn to the raft, is held 
head downward over the basket, in which it 
deposits Its catch. With plenty of fish about 
as there are, of course, in the tank of the 
Hippodrome, the fisherman is busily employed 
all the time in looking after his four charges; 
urging them on with Celestial imprecations 
when they are lazy, and rewarding them with 
a caress when they are active. 

When the fishing is over the birds are paid 
their wages which, from their point of view, 
are no doubt entirely inadequate. For the 
fisherman who Is the capitalist, takes the lion's 
share which is the rule all the world over. 
One bird went on a strike at the press show 
yesterday, but the matter was amicably ar- 
ranged before 'the dispute spread any further. 

Another water show at the "Hip" is An- 
nette Kellerman, who recently made a plucky 
attempt to swim the English Channel. iHer 
act consists in fancy diving and swimming, 

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The London Pavilion was so full on 
Monday afternoon that it appeared to be bulg- 
ing with people who had assembled to witness 
the performance organized by the Water Bats. 
Most of the stars now in town lent their aid, 
and some of them -had prepared rather am- 
bitious skits on recent productions. For in- 
stance, very laugable Was a travesty 'on the 
unfortunate ballet 'Excelsior at the L>yceum. 
The Water Bats dubbed It "X. L. C." — or a 
ballet too awful for words. The chief Item In 
a very long program was a burlesque on Beer- 
bohm Tree's version of Oliver Twist, now being 
played at His Majesty's Theatre. The chief 
fun-maker In Oliver Twisted was Little Tich 
who appeared as Bill Sikes. The mere thought 
of the tiny comedian posing as the huge sav- 
age burglar is sufficient to make one smile, and 
when he came on dragging a stuffed bulldog 
and tripping over a bludgeon as big as him- 
self <I laughed by tie round under my left ear. 

Oliver, was a big man and then when he 
refused to go a-burgllng because the hours 
were too late" Sikes sets about .him in a -Hack- 
enschmldtian manner. Though the diminutive 
Bill could only grapple with his opponent's 
legs, he managed to win the first -fall and Just 
In bis moment of triumph Nancy, a powerful, 
plump lady, comes on. picks the bold burglar 
up and carries Mm oft In her arms. 

Mr. Tom Costello played Fagin with an Irish 
accent, his kitchen being represented by a line 
of clothes, and his cell at Newgate was com- 
posed of the most gorgeous scenery the Pavil- 
ion possesses, with furniture of the latest art 

There were some smart sayings which ap- 
pealed especially to the bunch of show folk 
in the front. 


W. "W. Jacobs' latest is a stage pro- 
duction of his short story The Temptation of 
Samuel Burge, which was produced on Nov. 9 
at the Imperial as a curtain-raiser. The piece 
was not a .howling snccess. ■ A whimsical hu- 
morous root idea, which promised well at the 
commencement, but failed in the development. 

Samuel Burge is a sham converted burglar 
who Is the principal advertising feature of 
the sect of Primitive Converts. The tempta- 
tion consists of leaving him in the jewelry 
«tore of Bartholomew Higgs over night. 
Burge. who -has never, stolen anything of 
greater value than a milk can, shows signs 
nf returning inclination -to burgle, mnch ; to 
the despair of Higgs and the pastor of the 
flock who are. unknown to each other, watch- 
ing Burge from different hlding-nlaces. An 
accident discovers the nnstor and Higgs. scent- 
ing a plot, calls a policeman who marches the 
pair of reformers off to explain to the magis- 
trate next morning. 




again to her ola nx.t satneaf — ana v» 

P. Huntley. The! ..amensely popular 

comedian makes a! .^-cieal of what prom- 

ised to be a real,y>g6od part, that of the 
rustic brother, Fredfc Popple, of a town "ter- 
ror" 'Norman Popple. Miss Ethel- Irving plays 
and. sings with more distinction, finesse, grace 
and polished art than ever in the role of a 
professional star, known as LaBoIero, who. 
Piqued at bfflng thrown over by ■Norman, amuses 
herself for a time by making love to Freddy, 
tnis Is the main Idea of Mr. Reuben's story, 
the setting and trimming of which are es- 
sentially "modern", flippant and sancy, almost 
verging on suggestion, as most of his previous 


Oswald Stoll has been refused a li- 
cense for his proposed palatial house at Flns- 
trary Park, the site of which he has already 
acquired. Mr. stoll Intended to commence the 
immediate construction there of a house with 
a seating capacity equal to the Coliseum, 
to be added to the Stoll Circuit of suburban va- 
rieties. Licenses for three other new music 
Jails were allowed by the same committee of 
London's Governing body, the L. C. C. 


Alfred Lester, who for eight years 

has drawn a comfortable weekly salary as a 
comedian, has just been "discovered" by the 
V". a «V As a pessimistic scene-shifter he says 
tnat if Hamlet was funny when it was written 
" am t now," and he Bays enough more to 
?„., e ?"* beBt twenty-minute langh in the West 
tnd at present: 


This house of vaudeville has one of 
the finest, If not the finest programs it has 
ever set up for its patrons, headed by the 
Comedians de Mephisto Co.. Jackson Family. 
Miss Florence Chaffls. The Boy Glen, and a 
host of others. Mr. Bickards who left for Lon- 
don and the Continent, for the purpose of en- 
gaging aTtists of all kinds, will arrive in Syd- 
ney In about two weeks' time, having filled 
his book for the next year. He has engaged 
for his Australian theatres The Eight English 
Primroses, a young and handsome troupe of 
dancers. Tbey will be accompanied by the Two 
Bells, who were at the Tlvoli Theatre a short 
time back. On Nov. 4 Paven & Lucie, gym- 
nasts: Les Brunln. blllJardists. and Hill and 
Whlttaker. and Kelly and Agnes, the last two 
teams being Americans win replace 'the Me- 
phisto Co.. who open In Sydney on same date. 
Will «pnd lift of Mr. Richard's engagements 
after his arrival. 


Mr. Bland Holt's rompanv are still 
k this theatre and nightly presenting to their 
atrons the Sailor's Knot, with Its naval and 
llitarv flavor with the result that ; long be- 
'ore the curtain is rung up every seat is oc- 
cupied. Mr. Bland Holt is noted for the very 
painstaking and careful attention to detail with 
which he mounts his plays, even more elabo- 
rately than they do at the Drnrv Lane Theatre 
in London: result, always good business, and 
the ghost never falls to walk at the right 


This artist has dono a three weeks' 
season at the Tlvoli Theatre In Adelaide, and 
has broken aH records. He closed 20, and 
sailed for the west on 21. openlne in Perth 
on 28. Mr. George Stevenson's Co. was to 
follow on 28 at the Tlvoli. Adelaide, his open- 
ing production being the Skirt Dance; business 
Is brisk. 

Mr. MoKee RanMn left Auckland on 
27, by S. S. Sierra. He goes to make arrange- 
ments •for Miss Nance OTtell's tour of the 
United States, her - company following on the 
next steamer, three weeks later. 


The Orchid has succeeded The Cin- 
galee. and will run for a short season. That 
It has lost none of its popularity is shown by 
the packed house on opening night, with money 
refused long before the curtain went np. 


Mr. Prank M. Clark has had this 
theatre all newly renovated and decorated, and 
is doing capacity business, but as he employs 
mostly local artists, who are not known in the 
States, I make no mention of any. 

ATHENAEUM ttat.t. 

This hall Is nightly filled by Mr. J. 
C. Williamson's Bio. Tableau & All-Star Pic- 
ture Show with a banquet of beautiful visions, 
and as it 4s purely a moving picture Show with 
a two and a half hour performance wlUi only 
one interval of ten minutes, yon can form 
some Idea of the ■ quantity of film they run 
through and with frequent entire change of 
program, proves that there is a small fortune 
Invested In -the plant, necessary to operate suc- 
cessfully .this show. 


The Jeffries-Knight grave a very fine 
performance of The Silver King on 28, and 
will be followed by A Royal Divorce and . The 
Lady of Lyons. As Is usual with the combina- 
tion '*House full" is frequently seen, and they 
deserve it, for they are a well-meaning, pains- 
taking company. 


North Brothers' Circus opened in 
Melbourne Oct. 28 to capacity, and the star 
turn completely took the breath away from the 
Melbournttes. Chefalo, the death-deriding de- 
mon in Kllpaterick's Looping the Loop being 
the .headliner of this company. The Beyes 
Trio. Willian MeCIoud are all the American ar- 
tists that I can recall at the present time. Of 
course, being the Melbourne Cup Season, th— 
city is like New Orleans at Mardl Gras time, 
and lots of people will be content for « week 
to say, "Any old place I can hang my hat is 
home sweet home to me." 

Mr. E. J. Kllpaterlck sends regards to all his 
friends in America. 

Eroni Brothers* Circus finds itself in 
Melbourne once more, after a long absence, and 
is housed In the large, commodious, permanent 
buildings of Messrs. itzgerald Bros., Messrs. 
Fitzgerald Bros.' Circus being at the present 
time In the Philippine Islands (Manila), but 
will be back In 'Australia at Christmas time. 

The attendance of Saturday night. 28, proves 
that to the average person the glare of the 
spangles, the sound of the ring-master's whip 
and the antics of the clown, have lost none of 
the attractions of bygone days, and that it 
still takes three grown-ups to take one child 
■to see the menagerie. DK. W. H. H. LANE. 
P. O. Box 21. Queen Victoria Markets. 

Sydney, N. S. W., Oct. 31, 1906. 


Madame Bernhardt and company passed 
■through here Sunday night on their way to 
Montreal. This famous artist will probably 
appear here in February. 

John (Park an old Toronto boy, who is home 
this week and fills an Important role in Coming 
Thro' the Bye, was given a royal welcome by 
a large theatre party of his old friends on 
the opening night, and after the performance 
was entertained at a banquet. 

Egbert Dnrand. a -clever young actors and 
who is a native of this burg has been appointed 
business manager of the When Knighthood Was 
in Flower Co. Mr. Durand had been appear- 
ing as the court jester. In -which he made la 
hit the first part of the season. 
. John J. Brophv. business manager and i ad- 
vance agent of A Runaway Boy Co.. which is 
at the Malestic. was fonnd dead in bed on 
Monday. Mr. Bropby had been here for the 
nast ten : days. ■He was 35 years old and well 
known in the; business. ; His ^remains -will be 
sent to his home in Southampton. N. Y. ; ;- 

To Robert Newman, the skillful stage man- 
ager of Shea's, is dne the smoothness with 
which the performance goes with a snap at 
even- performance. J. A. GIMSON. 


Martin Beck, general manager of Orphenm 
Circuit, was here recently -for the purpose of 
renewing the lease of The Orphenm. He stated 
the circuit Is prepared to erect a theatre ^f 
its own in case a suitable lease for a term of 
vears can not he obtained. 

Miss Lang, leading lady with Woodward 
Stock Co.. has been nnable to appear the past 
two weeks, on account of a badly grained 

Miss Beth Stone, an Omaha girl, with The 
Schoolgirl Co.. was entertained by her many 
friends during her engagement in this city. 

Manager Relter of The Orphenm has returned 
from a two weeks' stay at Excelsior Springs. 
Much improved in health. 

Manager (Burgess was at Kansas City last 
week on business connected with his amuse- 
ment company. He reports business at his 
Kansas Citv house excellent. H.J. BOOT. 


Mr. Jules F. Bistes. chief electrician of the 
Orphenm Theatre. New Orleans, has been pro- 
moted to manager of the Orphenm Theatre at 
Salt Lake City. TJnon his departure h*»w-,<s 
presented by his fellow employees and friend"! 
of the Lyric. Greenwald and Grand Oners 
House with a beautiful gold-headed walking 

The French Opera House opened its season of 
grand opera Tuesday night. 'Nov. 21. with J>s 
Huguenots as the bill. The company Is a very 
good one: the honse was taxed to Its capacity. 

Senor Payen, noted leader of the Mexican 
Band Is in New Orleans. He will e've n se- 
ries of band concerts at the St. Charles Hotel 
Palm Garden .with his Mexican WU*«i-y Band 
of 55 pieces. WILLTi'M A. KOEPKE. 

325 S. Dorgenois St. 


Reports from Vienna, Aus., announce that 
Oscar Wilde's Salome has been barred in that 
city as immoral. After a first attempt Herr 
Mahler, of the Imperial Opera House, at- 
tempted to modify the libretto, but 'the second 
attempt proved likewise a failure. It is likely 
that it will not be tried again. 


The following bulletin is Issued by Darcey 
& Wolford, 1358 Broadway, New York City: 

Boston — Bowdoin Square, week Nov. 27, A 
Texas Ranger; week Dec. 4, A Legacy of Sin. 
Castle Square, week Nov. 27, Prisoner of 
Zenda; week Dec. 4, The Climbers. Empire, 
week Nov. 27, Blue Jeans; week Dec. 4, If I 
Were King. 

Brooklynr— Bijou, week Nov. 27, The Wife; 
week Dec. 4, Mary of Magdala. Lyceum, week 
Nov. 27, Why Girls Go Wrong week Dec 4. 
A Doctor's Crime. Payton's, week Nov. 27, 
Arrah-Na-Pogne: week Dec. 4, Little Church 
Around the Corner. Imperial, week Nov. 27, 
Lord; and Lady Algy. 

Chicago— Calumet, week 'Nov. 27, A Romance 
of Coon Hollow; week tDec 4, Beware of 'Men. 
Bush Temple, week Nov. 27, A Midnight Bell; 
week Dec. 4, Ivan, the Terrible. Marlowe, 
week Nov. 37, In- Mizzonra; week Dec. 4, -Ala- 
bama. ^People's, week Nov. 27, -A Secret -Dis- 
patch ; week Dec. 4, When We Were Twenty- 
one. ' 

Cincinnati— ^Robinson's, week Nov. 27, Pris- 
oner -of Zenda: week Dec 4, .Prince -Karl. 

Columbus— Empire, week Nov. 27, Sweet Lar- 
ender; week Dec 4, Monte Cristo. 

Los ; Angeles— tBelasco, •week Nov. : 2T; Why 
Smith T.eft Some. Burbank, : week /Nov. 27, 
The Lost Paradise; week Dec 4, -i Northern 

: Lowell—Academy, ; week Nov. 27* Tennessee's 
Pardner; week -Dec. . 4, Jim, the Penman. 

; Milwaukee— Academy, week Nov. 27, The 

New York— -Fifth Avenue, week Nov. 27, 
Madame Sans Gene; week Dec. 4, Miss Hobbs. 
OneHundred and Twenty-fifth Street, week Not. 
27, Oliver Twist. Xorkvllle, week Nov. 27, 
Woman Against Woman; week Dec. 4, Combi- 

- New Orleans — Grand Opera House, week Nov. 
27, An American Citizen; week Dec. 4, The 
Girl and the Judge. Lyric, teek Not. 27,, 
Across the Pacific; week Dec. 4, .Wedded and 1 

New Haven— Bijou, week Not. 27, Dorothy 
Vernon of Haddon Hall; week Dec. 4, The Man 
From Mexico. - : 

Oakland-^Uberty, week Nov: 27, The Light 
Eternal; week Dec. 4, Children of the Ghetto. 
Crescent, week Nov. 27, A Fight for Minions. 

Omaha— Burwood, week Nov. 27; The Bank- 
er's Daughter. 

Philadelphia— Forepangh's, week Nov. 27, 
Uncle Tom's Cabin; week Dec. 4, When We 
Were 'Twenty-one. Standard, week Nov. ; 27, 
Only a Shop Girl; week Dec. 4, Why He Di- 
vorced x Her. 

'Providence--Imperiali week Nov. 27, Old Hei- 

IPawtucket— Keith's, week Not. 27; Why Wo- 
men i Sin; week /Dee. 4, The Holy City. 
;-- Portland— ^Belasco, -week -NovJc 27, Michael 
Strogon - : week Dec 4, The Girl With the Green 

Rochester— Baker, week Nov. 27, TheDairy 
Farm; week Dec 4, Josephine, Empress of the 

San FrancIsco-^Alcarar, week Nov; : 27, My 
Friend From India. Alhambra, week Not. 27, 
The Millionaire Detective: week Dec- 4,SAfter 
Midnight. .Majestic, week Nov. 27, The Light 

Spokane— rAndltorium, - week Nov. 27, '■? The 
Holy City; week Dec 4, 'Northern Lights, o : 

SprlngfleM — Gilmore, week Nov. 27, Barbara. 

Salt Lake City — Grand, week Nov. 27, Man's 
Enemy; week Dec. 4, The White Caps. 

St. Joseph— Lyric -week Nov. 27,. An -Inno- 
cent Sinner; Riots In Russia. 
: Troy— Lyceum, week .Not. 27, The.:: Eternal ; 

Tacoma— Tacoma, week Nov. 27, The BeBe 
of Richmond. 

'Worcester— Franklin Square, week Nov. 27, 
The Little Minister; week Dec. 4, In the Pal- 
ace Of the King. 



Manager Fish of the Forenangh Stock Co.. 
at Robinson's Opera Houjie. Cincinnati, adopted 
summary measures. Nov. 28. to free himself 
from ticket speculators. 

Manager Fish claims that the : ticket vender 
had been giving him considerable tronhle. and 
when he took his stand in front of the thea- 
tre Snnday evening, armed with a goodly snn- 
nlv of The Prisoner of Znnda tickers. Mr. Fish 
annroacbed h'm tbreatenrns'y when the man 
ran. Not being; able to follow on account of 
temporary lapieness. Manager Fish drew his 
revolver and -fired, though without effect. 

JT» was later arrested on comnlaint of the 
speculator, and a charge of carrying concealed 
weapons was placed against him. ■; 

As the ambitions policeman Is 
hit in Sergeant Brue. 


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DECEMBER 9, 1905. 

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BEFORE one of the largest au- 
diences the Colonial Theatre has held 
Mils season, R. A. Roberts, an Eng- 
' lish protean actor, made his debut on 
Monday afternoon. Not. 27. He 
scored one of the greatest successes and pre- 
sented the most Interesting and artistic act 
I have ever seen In vaudeville. Mr. Boberts 
■takes a vista from the life of Dick Tnrpln as 
Hie medium for displaying bis talents, and dur- 
ing ' the half hour which he devotes to his 
task plays five separate and distinct characters, 
changing from male to female and from fe- 
male to male characters fully a dozen times. 
His stage setting represents the interior of The 
Spaniards, a hotel on Hempstead Heath. Lou- 
don, wherein Dick Tnrpln spent a part of the 
night before he made his two hundred mile 
ride to York. In October. 1738- As Jacob 
Sly, a Bow street runner; Soft Sally, keeper of 
the Inn; Jerry sinks, a Yorkshire farmer; 
Lady Maude Benander. and Dick Turpln. 

Mr. Boberts manages to ten a clear story 
of the events of the night, and to give a 
tabloid description of Dick Turplns reckless 
career. He tells the story, too, in a fasci- 
nating manner; makes bis changes with light- 
ning rapidity and barely disappears at one 
door as a man before he reappears at another 
as the old hag or the young lady. In voice, 
In bearing. In enunciation, dialect and in 
every move he makes he sets clearly forth a 
satisfying picture of the dashing Dick, his 
"Wild career, the people of his time and the 
customs and scenes of the olden times. 

Mr. Boberts scored an instataneons success, 
and had . to repeatedly acknowledge the ap- 
plause and shouts of approval which were be- 
stowed upon his artistic work. And through- 
out his sketch there weer demonstrations of 
• approval for every change he made, and hearty 
laughter for the excellent comedy he intro- 
duced throughout the time he was in evidence. 
Take my. word for It. and see Mr. Boberts as 
Dick Tnrpln at your first opportunity. 


This organization seems to have 
been created for carnage, and every member 
seems to have been chosen either because he 
was a good drinker, a crack shot or a lively 
fighter. At every meeting "rough house" was 
the order of the day. Finally it was put out 
of existence because the usefullness of its be- 
ligerants had ceased. This Is how 1 came to 
find out about the Thirteen Club. Crossing 
East Fourteenth street, and while passing No. 
11, wild shouts, shootings and general carnage 
suddenly burst forth. The rooms of the Thir- 
teen Club were crowded, the barkeeper was 
busy, and when 1 landed inside the smoke of 
battle was clearing away. But a new rumpus 
quickly struck np. The waiter began serving 
drinks to the order of a party of poker play- 
ers who were seated In front of. the club bar. 
The barkeeper was busy with a rush of trade 
before "the mahogany" and great activity 
prevaded the place. The side door swung 
open and a tramp made for the free lunch. 
The waiter made for the tramp, and tramp and 
waiter made for the door, in close order, single 

The aristocratic patrons at the bar continued 
to punch their 'thirst and the poker game at 
the table went on apace. Suddenly one of the 
players was caught in the act of slipping three 
gorgeous aces to the player next elm. Imme- 
diately everybody was upon their feet and a 
wild western gun-play quickly began. It seemed 
to. me that a million shots were fired. Tables 
were overturned, and one of the men who oc- 
cupied both hands in exploding his guns seemed 
to be mowing down everybody in sight. In less 
t ™e [than It takes to tell It, there were four 
prostrate forms upon the floor; the barboy had 
vaulted his breast works, the aristocrats had 
Bed and the waiter had crawled under the 
table. Atone In the center of the floor stood 
me man with two smoking gnns at his side. 
The smoke was beginning to clear away, and 
the American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. had 
turned out another moving picture hit. 


The place where Biograph pictures 
are made is as completely equipped with para- 
phernalia of the stage as almost any theatre. 
There is plenty of scenery.^E^glng loft and 
g^iron; there te a spacious property room. 
JHed with junk" enough to start a second- 
hand store, and the most wonderful system of 
lighting one can see anywhere. These lights 
are of a peculiar kind, suited only to photog- 
raphy, and are far too scientific #br r me to de- 
scribe. Beat actors are employed in rehearsing 
before toe camera, and many a worthy Thespian 
*" *5"** J Wmself or herself over a. long period 
o f ina ctivity upon the stage by these moving 
picture engagements. There is a stage man- 
ager .to direct the scenes and rehearse the ac- 
tors in their different parts. The ideas are 
worked out according to a prearranged schedule, 
and the actors are as much in earnest in their 
work" as though they were doing some real 
••play acting" before an audience. The studio 
is in itself historic It was the first audi- 
ence room in New York to be known by the 
name of Stelnway HaTl. and here, where mimic 
scenes of brigandage, murder, frolic and vig- 
orous -activities of all eorts are daily enacted 
and photographed, have been heard, in by- 
.gone days, the voices- of many singers of world- 
w ide re pute, and the dulcet tones of various 
instruments, played by fingers now stiffened 
with age or else stilled forever, nave been 
wont to enrapture : -2¥ew York's first citizens. 
The Biograph Studio Is a most Interesting 
place," and s, busy, place, too. 


Although the weather man had 
drenched "New York under a rain which had 
been Incessant since noon, Keith's Union 
Square Theatre was crowded Tuesday evening. 

Nov. 28, until it seemed that all seats were 
filled. Also there were many standing. The 
Willard Holcomb press courtesy which I pos- 
sessed turned me loose among the numbers 
who had to stand— and for anything on the 
bill. Personally, I stood for Jewell's Marion- 
ettes, a numerous band of wooden figures which 
did lively stunts and scored a great success. 
Finally a fine young chap (Where does Keith 
find the genteel young men who serve the pub- 
lic as ushers at his houses?) came to me with 
the joyful news of a solitary seat between a 
very fat old lady and a. very thin and equally 
phlegmatic younger one. 

From this entirely unbiased coign of van- 
tage I saw May Bellfort, Foy and Clark, Wood 
and Bay. Truly Shattnck and her City Girls, 
and James J. Morton present a widely vary- 
ing routine of specialties. James J. Morton 
came last, and had the most difficult position 
to "make good" in, but Ms Jollity, his whim- 
sical patter and his abundant good humor 
kept the audience convulsed with laughter and 


The prominent New York Music Publisher, 

productive of salvos of applause. Foy and 
Clark gave life to a fanciful mermaid and an 
Irish Keptune in their sketch. The Modern 
Jonah. Their spectacular view of the bottom 
of the sea and what happened there created 
great merriment, and for this clever couple 
there were also a. pronounced hit and four cur- 
tain calls'. The keen humor In the Shake- 
spearean travesty by 'Wood and Bay was Joy- 
fully appreciated by the audience, and May 
Bellfort scored a deserved personal hit with 
some cleverly rendered epic songs.. Of the 
Truly Shattnck specialty the least said is the 
soonest mended. 


The third week of the season of 
grand opera at the Metropolitan Opera House 
brings a repetition of some of the more popu- 
lar bills. On iMonday evening, Dec. 4, Wag- 
ner's Lohengrin will be given with Lillian Nor- 
dica as Elsa. On Wednesday evening Hum- 
perdinck's fairy opera, Haensel and Gretel will 
be the bill. For Friday evening, for the third 
time this season, GoMmark's The Queen of 
Sheba will be rendered. The Saturday matinee 
bill win be The-Elixer of Love, in which Mme. 
Sembrich and Mr. Caruso will appear. For 
the popular Saturday evening performance Die 
Walkuere will be the MIL- Of the five operas 
to be rendered this week, four will be given 
in German and one in Italian. 


In the heart of Tammany Hall, 
where Tony Pastor presides, there wlH be usual 
and customary excellent bill of Vaudeville for 
the week of Dec. 4. Joe, Myra and Buster 
Beaton will be the headllners, with Little Jin- 
gles Keaton thrown in for good measure. Keno, 
Walsh and Melrose will be an extra feature, 
presenting their clever comedy acrobatics. The 
Marlowe-Plunkett Co., Orville and Frank, Mit- 
chell and Marron, Chas. Carlos and his dogs, 
Al. Carleton, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hughes, Ken- 
yon and DeGarmo, Hathaway's Indian Tableaux, 
Jules Larrette, Walker and Walter, and Roch- 
ester and Johnson will also contribute to the 
continuous show. . 


For the week of Dec. 4 will employ 

Bice and Prevostv the "Bumpety Bump OBoys," 
as a. topping feature. Dal. Davis and Ines 
Macauley will give their clever sketch. Pals, 
as an extra attraction. In the same bill will 
also appear Walter C. Kelly, the clever mono- 
loguist; Rlccabonna's Trained Horses, Avery 
and Hart, the Musical Avolos, the Three Au- 
roras, Felix Barry, the Bed Baven Cadets, and 
the ever popular vltagraph with new displays 
of motion photographs. 


Up at the Majestic where John S. 
Flaherty not only adorns his position as man- 
ager, but produces results. Julian Mitchell's 
production of Wonderland is attracting ca- 
pacity bnslness, and entered upon its seventh 
week Dec. 4. Sam. Chip carries off Hie hon- 
ors among the men and to Aimee Angeles falls 
the artistic hit among the ladies of the com- 
pany. Chip is a comedian of real cleverness 
and Is also favored by nature with adapta- 
bility for comic stunts. He has a good voice 
for singing humorous songs, has control of fa- 
cial expressions which tell their own story, 

and can dance expertly. -Miss Angeles Is among 
the daintiest of present-day actresses, is both 
modest and pretty, and is as graceful as a 
fawn. Her imitations are exceedingly clever, 
and her dancing is one of the features of the 
entertainment. Eva Davenport Injects into the 
piece a veto of humor which drops to nothing 
when her unctions personality Is not in evi- 
dence. The men of the cast can not compare 
with her in comedy results, and -her personal 
success Is as complete as it Is well merited. 
Lotta Faust cuts a dainty and piquant figure as 
does also Bessie Wynn. Miss Wynn, however, 
shows more of her daintiness and piquancy than 
does Miss Faust, and Is an eye-gladdening pic- 
ture in tights. The production Is gorgeons- 
ness and completeness personified. The scenic 
investiture is abundant and attractive to the 
eye; the music is tuneful, the book is witty 
and the goodly company of feminine adjuncts 
to the piece are unusually handsome, as a lot, 
and capable as a whole. The/e should and 
doubtless will be many more weeks of Won- 
derland at the Majestic. 


Henry W. Savage has arranged to 
■produce Richard Harding Davis' new farcical 
comedy, The Galloper, with Raymond Hitch- 
cock as the star, at Ford's Opera House, Bal- 
timore, Dec 18. F. Ward Marlon is arrang- 
ing to next season present Jack Donovan in a 
repertoire of royalty plays, with a strong act- 
ing .company, in eastern territory. Max Ro- 
senberg, the hustling Cincinnati impressario, 
has obtained a judgment in the local courts 
against J. Riley Wfaeelock and his United 
States Indian Band, upon a claim of payment 
due for services rendered as business manager 
of that organization the spring and summer 
just passed. Stella Tracey has been engaged 
by Geo. M. Cohan and Sam. H.: Harris to re- 
place Ethel Levy (Mrs. Geo. M. Cohan) in 
Little Johnny Jones. Miss Tracey has canceled 
all , the time that she had booked in vaude- 
ville, and opens at once with Mr. Cohan's 


At the Alhambra Music Hall for the 
week of Dec. 4. They will present Joseph 
Hart's clever musical comedietta, The Other 
Fellow. Tom Hern, a London Music hall star 
will present a new juggling specialty. Mr. and 
Mrs. -Harry Thorn will be seen in their peren- 
nial and never changed offering,. An' Uptown 
Flat. Others will be Frank Lincoln, Bertha 
Waltzinger, Gillette's Dogs and Monkeys, the 
Casino Comedy Four, Snyder. and 1 Buckleys and 
the Dillon Brothers. S "' '::^ i 


For the week of Dec. 4, R. A. : ,Rob- 
erts, the marvelonsly versatile- and elevier. pro- 
tean actor. Is retained -as the topping ' ^feature 
for further presentations of Dick TurolnUi Wil- 
liams and Walker are given!' black ffWpej ap- 
propriately enough. Then comes Ned Wey- 
burn's Minstrel Misses as a third feature. Al- 
cede Capitaln, - Blnns and Blnns, the Three 
Meers, and the Misses Caprice, Lynn and Fay, 
will also participate In this week's entertain- 


For the week of Dec. 4 will have 
Billy Taylor and John F. Kearny & Co. as 
headllners. Atalanta Spencer & Co. will be 
the extra attraction. Others who will em- 
ploy their talents In entertaining Harlemltes 
at this popular house win be Waterbury Broth- 
ers and Tenny, the Two Pucks, Sabine, Vera 
& Co., Tyce and Jermon, Pete F. Baker, the 
Massmlth Duo, and Harper, Desmond and Bai- 


Thanksgiving Day was a very happy one for I 
the 750 Inmates of the Minnesota State Prison 1 
at Stillwater, for on that date the members I 
of the Dreamland Burlesque Co., which was] 
playing an engagement at the Star Theatre I 
Minneapolis, were taken to the prison for the 1 
purpose of giving an entertainment for the in- 1 
mates. Manager J. C. Vanlioo, of the Star : 
had charge of the party. According to ar- 1 
rangement the members of the Innocent Maids I 
Co. were also to participate In the entertain- 
ment, irat they failed to show op. - 

The performance opened on the little prison 
stage at 9 A. M., and consisted of the fol- 
lowing numbers: Gladys St. John, Zeb end 
Johnson, Marie Stewart Dodd, Ed. St. John 
The Dreamland Trio, (Edwin Lester, Gladys 
St. John and George Qulnn), and Louis Prints- 

Following the performance the party was 
conducted upon an Inspection tour of the in- 
stitution, and promptly at 12 sat down to one 
of the finest lunches ever prepared behind 
prison walls. The members of the company 
expressed themselves as highly pleased over 
the little trip. 


Fire, probably due to defective wiring, de- 
stroyed the auditorium of Shea's Theatre, To- 
ronto, Can., Thursday night, Nov. 30, en- 
tailing a loss of about $25,000. The stage, 
which was protected by the fire curtain, was 
not seriously damaged, but the auditorium was 
completely wrecked. 

The fire started just after the close of the 
evening performance. Stage manager "Bob" 
Newton had just locked up and was on his 
way home when Caretaker Joseph Rose detected 
the odor of smoke. He rushed from the cellar 
to find that Manager Solomon of the Majestic 
had turned in the alarm. Manager Jerry 
Shea and Mr. Newman were summoned and did 
valuable work in saving effects. 

The firemen worked against odds, but fear- 
lessly. At exactly 12 o'clock the roof fell 
with a crash. Half an hour later the flames 
were subdued. 

Michael Shea was found in [Buffalo and hur- 
ried to Toronto. He Immediately entered Into 
negotiations for the rebuilding of the destroyed 
auditorium. He controls the theatre under a 
lease from the McGee Estate, and his term 
expires in 1911. 

Shea's was many years ago known as the 
Moore Musee and later as the Bobinson Mnsee. 
In September of 1S97 it was gutted by fire 
and two years later was opened by Mr. Shea. 

About $60,000 worth of insurance was car- 
ried upon the theatre building. As soon as 
an adjustment of losses can be secured work 
will begin upon repairs. 


iWhlle A. C. Olark and F. G. Stonebraker. 
contortionists and acrobats, were performing 
on a high trapeze at the street fair in White- 
wright, Tex., Nov. 24, they met with a mis- 
hap that may probably result in the latter's 

The accident was caused by the breaking 
of webbing that was intended to support Mr. 
Stonebraker In the final breakaway act. The 
performer fell twenty feet, striking on his 
breast and head. He was taken to the hos- 
pital where he regained consciousness after a 
considerable lapse of time. The physicians en- 
tertain some hopes r for his recovery, but ex- 
press the fear that tils brain might have been 
affected by the fall. 


Mrs. Mary Kidder, mother of Edward B. 
Kidder, the playwright, and the writer of many 
songs, died Nov. 25 at the home of ber brother 
Daniel W. Pepper, in Chelsea, Mass., a» ' 
age of S6. It is said that Mrs. Kidder 
over a thousand hymns during her long ca.* 

DECEMBER 9, 1905. 

The Billboard 


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Chicago Office*, 

Suite 61, 

Grand Opera 

House Bldg., 

87 S. Clark St 


press representative of the Singling 
Bnw.' Shows, --Is back on Hie Chicago 
Blalto. This aniioimcement "will not 
come with any degree of importance 
to the hibernating denizens of Medicine Hat or 
Moose-Jaw, nor will It unduly excite the un- 
sophisticated residents of Callcoon Depot, bnt 
to as fellows on the Chicago Blalto It means 

Brady brings with him the optimism of the 
circus — a ray of sunshine to brighten moments 
that otherwise might seem dark and dreary — 
a breath from the Southland like unto a breeze 
blowing over the Palmetto — a fund of energy 
and vigor, at once Inspiring and conducive to 
greater efforts In our own sphere of endeavor — 
a touch of geniality and good fellowship, and 
altogether an infusion of those desirable in- 
fluences and Ideas which the genial Brady car- 
ries with him everywhere. 

We can not wonder at Mr. Brady's success In 
the pnblidty department of the "World's Great- 
est Shows," nor Is it hard to understand why 
he prefers our own Blalto to that of Broad- 
way. • 


On Monday night, at the Illinois 
Theatre, Fritzl Scheff will appear in the new 
comic opera. Mile. Modiste, the music of which 
Is by Victor Herbert and the libretto and 
lyrics by Henry Blossom. This Is Fritzl Scheff's 
third season as a comic opera star. Since Its 
inception her company has succeeded in win- 
ning for Itself a- reputation of the greatest 
importance. It Is stated that In Mile. Mo- 
diste, Victor Herbert has risen to the occasion 
and provided the prima donna with music 
worthy of her splendid powers. 

There are some newcomers In lie company 
this season, among whom may be mentioned 
Claude Gilllngwater, Walter Perdval, William 
Pruette and Leo Mars. The ladies of the com- 
pany remain practically as last season, in- 
cluding Louise LeBaron, Bertha Solly, Ada 
Meade. Josephine Bartlett, Edna Fassett, and 
Blanche Morrison. Among the songs In Mile. 
Modiste, Fritzl Scheff has If I Were on the 
Stage, The Maseotte of the Troupe, a descrip- 
tive song called Hats Make the Woman, and 
The Nightingale and the Star. 


The Umpire, a new musical farce, 
was disclosed for the first time at the Ia- 
Salle Theatre, Saturday night. It differs from 
former LaSalle shows In giving more attention 
to the comedy, although there Is plenty of 
music. Several novelties were Introduced, among 
them a football game played by the /'Broil- 
ers." The new piece is staged by Gus Sehlke. 
The story of Tbe Umpire deals with the at- 
tempt to extradite from Morocco "Jimmy" Do- 
lan, an umpire who renders a bad decision In 
a baseball game, is mobbed and forced to 
flee. There is a pretty love story and plenty 
of complications. The cast for the new pro- 
duction is headed by Cecil Lean, Olive - Vail, 
and Florence Holbrook. The costuming and 
setting is more elaborate than any ever seen 
at the LaSalle. 


Although thiB little miss Is but ten years of 
|«kc, she run look back upon six years of 
[stage experience, for she made her debut at the 
[age of four when Khe created the child role In 
la play called A Country Editor. Subsequently 
isne appeared in East Lynnc and A Mother's 
I Heart, and Inst season she played the child part 
t m Anna Kernlna, which was produced by the 
stock company at Proctor's Fifth Avenue Thea- 
tre. Her work in The Suburban was also praised 
; by newspaper critics in the leading cities 
: throughout the country. This season she Is 
appearing in the company which supports Joe 
Welch In The Peddlar, and she Is. winning con- 
! «t ant praise from the newspapers of the dties 
where they play, as well as the enthusiastic ap- 
proval of the audiences which enjoy her artis- 
tic work. 


Eleanor Robson, who has made such 
a phenomenal hit both In Chicago, in Mew York 
and in London in Israel Zangwlll's Merely 
Mary Ann, will return to Chicago at Powers' 
Monday night. Seldom have a star and a 
play received ench unanimously enthusiastic 
praises as have Miss 'Bobson and Merely Mary 
Ann, both In America and In England. - Merely 
Mary Ann is the dramatization of Mr. Zang- 
wills' story of the same name. The heroine 
is a little country girl, who has become the 
drudge in a London lodging house. Her only 
friends Is her canary until one of the lodgers, 
a talented but penniless composer of music, 
wins her affections. Then comes the lovemak- 
Ing and finally the separation. This was the 
conclusion of Mr. Zangwllls' original story, 
but he has added an act to his play to tell 
how Mary Ann, having become an accomplished 
young lady of fashion, returns to her lover. 

deals In a sparkling style with the amours 
and Intrigues of that gay court of King Charles 
II., which was unique for Its splendor and rev- 

'With the conclusion of the ninth week of 
Forty-five Minutes From Broadway to-night 
comes the announcement that the Cohan pro- 
duction will be taken to New York Dec. SO. 
This means a local engagement of thirteen 
weeks, and marks one of the most successful 
engagements in the history of Chicago theatres. 
Mclntyre and Heath in The Ham Tree follow 
the Cohan play. 

The last two weeks of Babes in the Wood 
are announced at the Garrlck. This big mu- 
sical spectacle leaves Chicago in a fortnight 
for New York, after scoring a big success here. 
DeWolf Hopper in Happyland will be the next 

'Way Down East will pass its 300 mark in 
Chicago performances Tuesday night, S, end- 
ing Its sixth engagement at McVicker's next 
Saturday night. Kellar, the magician, will 
begin a fortnight's engagement Sunday night, 
Dec. 10. 

The Rose of the Alhambra and Lillian Blau- 
velt are drawing big crowds to the Stude- 
baker. Tbe light opera is a distinct advance 
over the usual run of entertainments. Mr. Hos- 
mer's score shows refreshing originality 
throughout, and bis ensembles are stirring ap- 
proaches to real grand opera, lime. Blauvelt 
Is given many excellent opportunities to dis- 
play her remarkable voice, and she improves 
them to such an extent that her advent in 
light opera can already be acclaimed a tri- 


NO. 14 


The supporting cast is an exceptionally strong 
one, headed by H. B. Warner, who has the 
part of the composer. 


The present week offers few thea- 
trical novelties to Chicago. Frlrjd Scheff comes 
to the Illinois Theatre Monday night, 4, in a 
new musical play. Mile. Modiste, which Is said 
to be the very best play yet fashioned for her. 
Eleanor Bobson will bring Zangwlll's pretty 
play. Merely Mary Ann, displacing William H. 
Crane at Powers' Theatre, where she will be- 
gin her engagement Monday night. 

At the LaSalle Theatre Saturday night, 2, tne 
new management produced the first of Its plays. 
The Umpire, a musical farce, fashioned by 
Hough, Adams and Howard. Eva Tanquay came 
to the Great Northern Sunday, bringing The 
Sambo GlrL There are no other changes down 


Eva Tanguay came to the Great 
Northern Sunday afternoon, playing The Sambo 
Girl, by Harry B. Smith and Gustave Kerker. 
With numerous scenes of a "novel nature and 
with bright costumes; pretty girls and good 
music, the show, has been received with fa- 


At the Chicago Opera House His 
Honor, the Mayor still rules and is gaining 
day by day. John Slavln Is Increasing his fol- 
lowing and Blanche Ring continues to 
strengthen the role of Katrlnka. Mabel Har- 
rison has assumed the. role of Daisy, the mil- 
liner girl. Adele Oswold. a young Chicago 
girl, is playing the May Flood role. 

Otis Skinner in His Grace de Grammont re- 
mains at the Grand Opera House. Artificial 
in its type, this picturesque romantic comedy 


' While out hunting near Norton, Kan., Not. 
17, in company with a fellow actor and a 
young man of that city, William Easton, of 
the Kerkhoff-Hllhnan Stock Co., was accident- 
ally shot and fatally Injured. Mr. Baston's 
coat caught on a barbed wire fence, and the 
hoy was attempting to free him when a. small 
revolver carried by -the boy was accidentally 
discharged, sending a bullet through the actor's 

Mr. Baston was Immediately taken to the 
Stormont Hospital, Topeka, where it was dis- 
covered that tie bullet had petrated the kid- 
neys, the spleen, the stomach and one of the 
small intestines. An operation was performed, 
and the patient rallied hopefully. He died, 
however, the following evening. 

Mr. Easton was an Elk and tbe Elks of 
Topeka took charge of the body. He was 
recognised as a competent actor, and had many 
friends in the profession. A wife, Gypsy Day, 
and one child survive him.. 


Of the many little sketches and sketch play- 
ers in vaudeville, tbe act presented by Miss 
Eva Westcott may be classed among the lead- 
ers In merit as well as popularity.' Miss West- 
cott Is the author of all the sketches in her 
repertoire, her present vehicle being styled 
An Episode In Modern Life In which Miss West- 
cott is appearing in tbe leading vaudeville the- 
atres of the country with a success which la 
as gratifying as well as It Is merited. 


The new Majestic Theatre, Ft. Worth, Tex., 
opened Monday evening. Nov. 27, in a blaze 
of glory that appeared little Short of theatrical 
revelation in that thriving city. The opening 
of the new $60,000 theatre was a social as 
well as a theatrical event, and Ft. Worth's 
elite was everywhere in evidence. 

Promptly at 8:30 a full orchestra under the 
direction of Prof. Phil. Epstein set things to 
ringing by a descriptive overture written for 
the occasion. President H. F. McGarvey of the 
Interstate Amusement Co. addressed the au- 
dience and was wildly cheered. On the bill 
were the Prosper Troupe, Tnos. J. Keough 3c 
Co., Gardner and Stodard. Orgerlta Arnold. Gus 
Bruno, Joseph Jacoby, Rice's Circus, Experi- 
ments in Liquid Air. and the kinetograph. 

Charles Fisher, well known In theatrical cir- 
cles. Is the local manager for the Interstate 
Circuit, and S. S. Harris, of Ft Worth, is 


Laloo, the freak that rivaled any of the sen- 
sations in the side show or museum line, is 
dead. Laloo was a colored man. dwarfed and 
deformed. Growing out of his body Just above 
the breast and running almost to the knee was 
a second body with only the head and arms 
absent. The second body was deformed, and 
was of the feminine sex. 

Laloo worried constantly over his condition, 
and was In constant ifear that surgeons would 
chloroform him and perform an operation. It 
is claimed by physicians that the two bodies 
could have been successfully separated by • 
surgical operation, but Laloo would never per- 
mit such an attempt to be made. 

Laloo was exhibited in the leading circuses 
and in the museum all over the country. He 
last appeared in Cincinnati about fifteen years 
ago, when he exhibited at the Vine Street 

'"Do yon notice Sponger never uses any 

"Yes; and I can't make it out; it's the only 
thing he doesnt use that he can get for noth- 
ing!" — Detroit Free Press. 



Miss Frances Wilson, daughter of Frauds 
Wilson, the well known comedian now appear- 
ing in Cousin Billy, was married Nov. 30 at 
the beautiful country home of the Wilsons in 
New Bocbelle. N. Y.„ to Mr. Charles Hoard, 
a French cartoonist and artist, whom she met 
while studying music In Paris. 

Mr. Wilson was unable to be present at the 
wedding, but he sent congratulations from In- 
dianapolis, where he played Thanksgiving 

George Cohan says: "If everything every- 
body says about everybody is any where near 
right. Charley Osgood must be a. great fellow." 


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Manager of the Auditorium Theatre. Baltimore. 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 9, 1905. 

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tar BW DOCKSTADBR and Dr. Osier, two 

■ celebrities famous In their respective 

■ callings, are great friends, and always 
U t ^J^ when tin? minstrel visits Baltimore 

he calls the doctor Into consultation. 
Last week they enjoyed a twenty mile ride in 
the doctor's auto, seeing new Baltimore, which, 
phoenlx-llke. Is now completed. 

44 I must say. Lew, there are no jokes In your 
program that should be chloroformed; all under 
age and all of them recently incubated. I heart- 
ily enjoyed every minute." 

"Yes. the show is built up on brand new mod- 
ern ideas, like the town: but doctor, why is it 
yon have put your time limit on the men and 
excluded the women. That has puzzled many 
of us scientists, doctor, for why were the la- 
dles barred?" 

The doctor's pale features contracted "Into a 
deathly pallor as he whispered: 

"Lew. there are some things that even a sci- 
entist does not want to discover. A lady is 
exactly as old as she feels, and there Is no law 
prohibiting her from looking like it. After the 
North Pole has been discovered we may take np 
that part of the- discourse." 

"Doctor." inquired the comedian, "If a phy- 
sician sent me a bill for $186.00, itemized to 
show that $0.00 of it was for medicine and 
$180.00 for visits, under what code of ethics 
woald I proceed to square this account?,, 

"Let me see," replied the doctor, "that Is a 
very simple average medico percentage state- 
ment on a medicinal oasis: I will look up Doctor 
Bull, the celebrated authority on mileage. Oh. 
yes. here it is on pose a million and twenty, 
in his almanac of .1805. which, by the way, are 
the latest advices we have on the subject. Dr. 
Bull very likely knew that this subject would 
be agitated one hundred years later, for he 
distinctly says here, far the patient to pay the 
$6.00 for medicine and return the visits." 

After a delightful social call, Mr. Dockstader 
invited the famous physician to a Thanksgiving 
dinner, stating in the invitation that as no tur- 
key over sixty had a right to live, there would 
be delicacies of all ages 

"A good many years ago." says Jerry J. Co- 
han, father of "Little Johnny Jones," "be- 
fore onr son George had 'joined out' with us, 
my wife and I were members of a traveling 
troupe whose financial backing was hardly of 
the Plerpont Morgan type. On toe contrary, 
our manager was about the most Impecunious 
person imaginable. We seldom saw a salary 
day, and outside of paying onr actual hotel bills 
we were never heavily laden with coin. Things 
went on In this way for weeks, but one day. I 
remember, I wanted to get my hair cut and a 
.shave, so I went to the man of affairs with a 
Idem and f orthe needful. This bas gone just 
■as far as I intend it shall,' said I. "and I want 
'money, and I want It right now.' 'All right, 
all right; don't step on your feet about it. 
How much do you want?' 'I want fifty cents, 
and I won't take no for an answer,' said I. 
Tilting his hat over one eye. and blowing a cloud 
of smoke from a stogy be had in his mouth our 
fixer* said: 'Jay lad. If I had fifty cents I 
would put out a number two show.' " 

B— B— M— - O— «— S— <E 

The cocktail Is n pleasant drink. 

It's mild and harmless— I don't think. 

[When you've had one, you call tor two, 

And then don't care what you do. 

Last night I hoisted twenty-three 

Of these arrangements into me. 

My wealth increased, I swelled with pride 

I was pickled, primed and ossified. 


Those dry martinis were too much for me. 

Last night at twelve I felt immense; 

To-day I feel like thirty cents. 

At four I sought my whirling bed, 

<At eight I woke with such a head. 

It is no time for mirth or laughter — 

The cold grey dawn of the morning after. 

I tried to pay for every ronnd; 
I spoke on subjects most profound. 
(When all my woes I analyzed. 
The bar-keeper softly sympathized. 
This world is one kaleidoscope 
Of purple bliss, transcendent hope. 
But now I'm feeling mighty bine; 
Three cheers for the W. C. T. U. 


The water wagon is the place for me. 
I think that somewhere In the game 
1 wept and told them my real name. 
My eyes are bleared, my coppers hot. 
I try to sleep, but then I can not. 
It is no time for mirth or laughter — 
The cold, grey dawn of the morning after. 


The new DeGraw Theatre. Brookfield, Mo., 
the handsome $50,000 structure just erected by 
■Dr. iDeGraw, the oldest and wealthiest citizen 
of the city, was formally opened Dec 1 with 
a production of Kingsbury & Welty's The Chap- 
erones. The sale of seats for the opening night 
reached nearly $7,000. 

The theatre is an elegant one. The inte- 
rior color scheme is bright and artistic, cream 
and gold predominating. The furnishings are 
rich and elaborate. The stage Is extraordinarily 

Woodward & Burgess book the attractions. 

Frank Perley, manager of the musical comedy. 
The Girl and the Bandit, . recently had a funny 
letter from a theatre owner in Hereford, Tex., 
who wanted to book the attraction. The letter 

"Opera Mgr. Dear sir I wish you would put 
my name on your Book So the Operas will lo- 
?*i e " 2 taTe Prepared an opera house. Popu- 
lation 2.300: I remain. Opera 

Mgr." The heading of the stationery on 'which 
this was set forth indicated that the correspond- 
ent, in addition to being the "Opera Mgr.," sold 
dry goods and groceries to the citizens of 

Certain of our prominent comediennes and 
burlesque stars have taken recently to telling 
how near they came some time in their career 
to being qneens of tragedy or luminaries In the 
Shakespearean "drama." May Irwin, in her 
customary happy fashion. Joins the list. She 
was a member of the Angustin Daly company in 
her "early years," and during that time it 
happened that one season Mr. Daily was mak- 
ing a production of The Merry Wives of Wind- 

"Here. May, Is your chance. I thought," 
says Miss Irwin, "and I waited for Mr. Daly 
to come and tell me that it was up to me to do 

Mrs. Ford. I waited. Daly forgot. He gave 

— it — to — Some — one — else. Bnt — " Here Miss 
Irwin's smile widened, and ber Dig blue eyes 
closed In little crescents of fun, "I went to 
him— didn't know enough: to be afraid. All 
the rest trembled with fear at his frown. *Mr. 
Daly,' said I. *wby didn't you give me the 
part of Mrs. Ford?' He looked at me. seemed 
to me for two minutes, then be said. 'May, 
you're much too modern for old comedy.* That 
was as near as I ever got to Shakespeare." 

George Ade's press agent has given his In- 
ventive faculties a little rest while be "dis- 
tributes a brochure of Ade Funnyisme. Here 
Is the best, published some years ago and para- 
phrasing Eugene Field's The Clink of the lee: 


Adelaide Herrman met with a se- 
rious loss at Seattle, Wash., recently through 
the carelessness of an attendant who left a 
suit-case containing valuable papers and per- 
sonal effects at the hotel. The proprietor dis- 
covered the suit case and sent it to the land- 
ing after his guests had left. The porter en- 
deavored to throw the case on the steamer, 
but missed. Arrangements were made to drag 
the river. a 

Fred. Randolph, of the Grotesque 

Randolphs, received a very painful injury while 
playing the Dominion Theatre, Winnipeg, Man., 
week of Nov. 20, and the team was compelled 
to cancel for a few weeks Including Pastor's 
Theatre for week of Dec. 11. The injury was 
due to a fall. Mr. Randolph was taken to 
St Paul where he is improving rapidly under 
his physician's care. 

K. Kinzo, the Japanese juggler, an- 
nounces that he is organizing a number of 
vaudeville companies in Kansas City, Mo. for 
the popular-priced vaudeville circuits through- 
out the middle west. His attractions wiU be 
managed by Howard W. Seeman, formerly 
known as Shirley V. Grimes, with headquarters 
at the National Theatre, Kansas City, Mo. 

Rosey, the originator of the giraffo- 
cycle, and now playing a special engagement 
with the Hooligan's Troubles Co.. writes that 
he has added a new cycle act to his repertoire 
of tricks. The added feature consists in riding 
a cycle the pedals of which are strapped to 
his feet. It was first put on at Portland. 
Ore., Nov. IT. 

Clara Allison, who recently made 
her debut at the 'Bijou Theatre. Decatur, 111 
in a twenty-minute sketch, entitled Piano Mo- 
nologue, was last week presented with a band- 
some new piano by her father. Miss Allison 
gives imitations of noted pianists. 

Hohnan, Haywarl and Hayward 
have dissolved partnerships and Hayward and 
Hayward nave joined interests with Cbas. Far- 
rell, who will henceforth do the black-face com- 
edy in (Marriage is Sublime. The team is with 
the Miss New York. Jr.. Co. 

Woodfords' Animal Act No. 1 opened 
Its season in vaudeville. Nov. 27, at the Park 
Opera 'House. Erie, Pa. No. 2 opened the same 
day at 'Hamilton, Ohio, under the management 
of E. A. (Wood. 

Prince Albene and May LaBrant, 
sleight-of-hand artists, were made members of 
the Raspberry Bush at Richmond, Ind., during 
their recent engagement at the 'Phillips' Thea- 
tre in that city. 

Following a three weeks' visit at 
his .brothers* ranch In Texas, Norman, the "frog 
5 an »'' opened at the Lyric Theatre. Joplin, 
Mo., Dec. 3. with Leavenworth and Kansas 
City to follow. 

Dolan and Lenharr write that their 
new sketch, entitled The Wire Tapper, which 
was given a try-ont at Hyde & Behman's Thea- 
tre, New York City, week of Nov. 20, is a 
screaming hit. 

Edgar Galbreth, formerly of Minor 
and Galbreth. bas joined Interests with Mr. 
Farrel. and the team te known as Galbreth and 
Farrel. They open on the Orphenm Circuit 
Dec. 24. 

Delmaine and Blewitt, Frank and 
Emma, have joined Interests with Frank A. 
Leonard, and will hereafter feature their orig- 
inal idea in a minstrel first part. The act 
will be known as Only Three of Us. 

The D'Arville Sisters transacted 
business in Kansas City last week. A railroad 
company bas secured a right of way over their 
ranch near Kansas City. 

Kit Karson, sharp-shooter, opened 
upon the Interstate Circuit Dec. 11 at Hot 
Springs. Ark., after having completed a very 
successful engagement over the Keith Circuit. 

Santell writes that he expects to re- 
main on the Coast for a while, notwithstand- 
ing oilers to go to Australia for an engagement 
over the Richard Circuit. 

Surazal and Razall write that they 
have closed with the Unique Theatre, Eau 
Claire, Wis., and have booked thirty weeks of 
good time in vaudeville. 

Stanley and Aileen are on their way 
east over the Novelty with the middle west 
circuits to follow. They report successful re- 
ceptions all along. 

The Corbetts, magicians and mind- 
readers, are enjoying a well-earned rest at 
their winter home in (Barnum, W. Va. 

Vernon Bestor is doing the an- 
nouncing in addition to the piano playing for 
the Bijou Theatre, Decatur, I1L 

Chas. Gayller, gymnast, writes that 
he Is meeting with success, and that he Is 
booked np solid until April. 

After a separation of two years, the 
Marvelous Rozalez and Malone have again 
joined interests. 

Bert and Fred Leighton have closed 
with the Dockstader Minstrels, and will enter 

Jimmie Marnell, dancer and singer, 
announces that be will put on his new act 
about Jan. 1. 

Mclntyre and Rice are visiting with 
relatives in Kenosha, Wis. 


The children of the late Mark. Thall, 
of San Francisco, have recently filed suit 
against Belasco & Mayer, managers and les- 
sees of the Alcazar and Alnambra theatres in 
that city, to recover a sum claimed to be due 
their father at the time of his death. The 
plaintiffs claim that their father was a part- 
ner of Belasco and Mayer in all their enter- 
prises, and that he did not 'receive his divi- 
sion of the profits. They claim to have legal 
documents in proof of such a partnership. 

Suit to recover $500,000 from the 
City of Chicago was instituted Wednesday by 
the <W. 8. Cleveland Amusement Co., Hubbard 
place and Wabash avenue. The plea for dam- 
ages is based upon the alleged wrongful clos- 
ing of the theatre for failure to comply with 
the building ordinance. Tie theatre was closed 
last December. Since that time the company 
alleges It has been deprived of profits esti- 
mated at $1,000 a week. The theatre is val- 
ued at $200,000. 

M. J. Cunningham, manager of the 
Crawford Grand at Leavenworth, Kan., opened 
his new vandeviUe theatre, the People's, at 
Parsons, Kan., Nov. 20, with a bill that made 
the opening an auspicious one. E. C. Davis 
the local manager, is well known to Parsons 
theatregoers. Mr. Crawford Is negotiating for 
sites in two more towns for the purpose of 
erecting similar theatres. This theatre In Kan- 
sas City will open Dec. IT. 

Johnnie Connors, proprietor of the 
Empire Theatre, 415 E. Washington street 
Springfield, ■HI., has Issued a neat little sou- 
venir program to mark the first anniversary of 
the Empire. The souvenir contains photographs 
of a number of well-known performers and bur- 
lesque artists, who are appearing or have 
played in that bouse during the season. It is 
needless to add that the Empire is prosper- 
ing nnder Mr. Connors' management. 

The Messenger Theatre Corry, Pa, 
which opened recently nnder the management 
of C. T. Trimble, has met with phenomenal 
success thus far this season, every show play- 
ing to excellent returns. The orchestra leader 
at this honse is L. F. Trimble, the well-known 
trap drummer. 

Gus Sun has completed arrange- 
ments for the new Lyric Theatre that is to 
be opened in the Fisher Building, Springfield, 
Ohio. It will be a popular-priced house, with 
a seating capacity of 1,000, and will play one- 
night attractions only. 

The Grand Opera House at Burke, 
W. Va., which was destroyed by fire Nov. 15 
Is to be replaced by a new theatre building 
to cast $2o.000. The new theatre will be lo- 
cated at Norfolk, and R. R. Roberts will be 
Its manager. 

Jno. A. Himmelein, owner of the 

Grand Opera House, Sandusky, Ohio, has com- 
pleted arrangements for the conversion of that 
house Into a ground floor theatre. The house 
will be remodeled and made modern In every 

The Martin Block at Lancaster, O., 
has been purchased by the Olartens Brothers of 
that city for $30,000. As this block Includes 
the hotel and .theatre, extensive improvements 
are promised on the latter; 

Mr. Homer Kendig, formerly man- 
ager of the Masonic Opera House, Oskaloosa. 
la., has been succeeded by A. P. Owens, who 
was recently manager of the Grand Opera 
-Honse, Ottnmwa, la. 

Plans have been completed for the 
erection of the new $50,000 theatre in Chat- 
tanooga. The house will be built by a. local 
company, and leased to the Shnberts for a pe- 
riod of ten years. 

It is reported that Racine, "Wis., is 
to Save another theatre in the near future 
E. L. Johnstone, the St. Louis theatre builder 
Is said to be behind the enterprise. 

John A. Himmelein, owner of the 
< ?* m r fe^S„' Hoasc at Sandusky, O.. will spend 
about $20,000 in remodeling it and making it 
a ground floor theatre, in the spring. 

A. P. Bibber, assistant manager at 
the Empire Theatre, Lewiston, Me., has ac- 
cepted the position of stage manager at the 
new Albert Theatre, Berlin, N. B? 

Frank Hurst has been appointed 
manager of the new theatre at Moline, la. 
Mr. Hurst is quite well known theatrically, and 
is popular locally. 

Fred Pennell, the progressive box- 
office man at the New Auditorium Theatre, Hot 
Springs. Ark., bas been promoted to Director of 

Mr. J. C. Anderson is looking after 
the business end at the Martz Grand, Tipton 
Ind., during the sickness of Manager N. s' 
Martz. - ' 

R. L. Barnhardt has opened an Elec- 
tric Theatre at Charleroi, Pa. The stage Is 
suitable for light vaudeville and Illsutratea 

Managers Jackson & Reed of the 
Merlden Theatre, Merlden. Conn., have put a 
number of improvements on their theatre. 

F. E. Johnson, formerly of the Park 
Theatre, Youngstown, 0., has been engaged to 
go In advance for Mary Emerson. 

A new Asbestos curtain has been in- 
stalled by the management of the Sixth Street 
Theatre, Coshocton, Ohio. 

The ' new Novelty Theatre, which 
opened recently in Pueblo, Col., is doing ca- 
pacity business. 

Ernest Gibbs has been appointed 
door-keeper at the Majestic Theatre, Hot 
Springs, Ark. 

The Bijou Theatre at Evansville. 
Ind., threw open Its doors to the public Thanks- 
giving Day. 

J .W. Sharp has succeeded A. R. 
Winfrey as manager of the Corbln Opera House, 
Liberty, Mo. 

I. C. Mishler announces that his new- 
theatre at Altoona, Fa., will be completed early 
in January. 


The roster of the Frank Dudley Co. 
is as follows: Frank Dudley, manager: W. Da- 
vid Conn, business manager; Nelson Compston, 
stage manager; Fred "W. Miller, musical di- 
rector; Harry Edmon, Arthur Mollynoux, Roy 
Watson, J. Francis Keeley, John Warklow, 
Helen Aubrey, Cora Bell Bonnie, Rose Gaylor, 
Jamie IWeston, Violet Grey, Olga Keeley and 
Baby -Watson. 

Notes from the Dora Woodruff Co.: 
We have lost only one night in the fifteen 
weeks we have been on the road. We carry 
sixteen people, a band and orchestra, and 
have a repertoire of eighteen royalty plays. 
At -Herrin, III., the entire company was en- 
tertained by Mr. and Mrs. Russell, of the 
Russell Shows. The Russels have an elegant 
fonrteen-room home at Herrin. 

Notes from an Aristocratic Tramp 
(Co. B.): We have been doing phenomenal 
business through Texas, Indian Territory and 
Oklahoma. At Mangum, Okla., Nov. 20, Ev- 
erett W. Barnes and Flo. Zellar were married 
by the Rev. M. Powers, and Manager and 
Mrs. 8. E. Lester gave a banquet in their 

Chas. Frohman has captured an- 
other star in Otis -Skinner, who will appear 
nnder his management at the Broadway Thea- 
tre, New York City,' about February, In The 
Duel. Mr. Skinner will finish his season in 
His Grace de Grammont, under Joseph Buck- 
ley's management. 

It is reported that during the trans- 
fer of the baggage of the James O'Neill Co. 
from Albany to Gloversville, N. Y., some of 
the trunks -were forced open and their contents 
rifled. None of the wardrobe was taken. 

Bertie Allen asks The Billboard to 

deny for her the statement that she and Will 
A. Peters had been replaced in the leading 
roles of The Aristocratic Tramp Co. by Le- 
nora Fraxee and Will G. Fry. 

Margaret Wycherley, who played 

the leading role m The Nazarene for a week 
In Chicago, has been engaged by Henry B. Har- 
ris to play the leading feminine role in Cashel 
Byron's Profession. 

George B. Forrest business manager 

of the central Under Southern Skies Co.. re- 
ports good business in Michigan, Wisconsin. 
Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri and UM- 

Lottie Blair Parker, who dramatized 
The -Redemption of David Corson, was present 
at the evening performance of that play in 
Newark, Ohio, Nov. 25. 

Harry Lawrence, who dropped dead 
at Nashville, Tenn., recently, began his career 

as property man with Mora and developed into 
a first-class comedian. 

"Walker Whiteside's opening In A 

Capital Comedy, will take plftye Jan. 1. in St. 
Paul, instead of St. Louis, as was first an- 

Daisy Fair and Pearl Henry closed 
with the It's Up to You. John Henry Co.. at 
Newport, R. I. 

The Renos report good business for 
the Maude Hlllman Stock Co. In Vermont. 

Clara Mathes is resting in Chicago, 
and is open for engagements. 



Bill and His Book, in one act; copyrighted by 
G. Noblem. 

The Clansman, in one act; copyrighted by T. 
Dixon, jr. , 

Daughters of An Inn-Keeper; copyrighted by 
William G. Ford. 

July Wheat, in two acts, copyrighted by 
Edwin B. Pope. 

Fire Witch; copyrighted by Marie B, Schrador. 

Kidding of Captain Kldd, in three acts; copy- 
righted by B. W. Plummer. 

Maid and the Mule: copyrighted by Samuel 

My Maryland copyrighted by R. Lane. 

•Prince of Sweden In four acts; copyrighted by 
C. S. Primrose. 

Raven Den. in four acts; copvrlgh ted by C 
M. Rakestraw. 

The Stolen Acrobats and the Pawnbroker's 
'Fortune; copyrighted by W. C. Wrest: 

Tainted Money, in one act; copyrighted by B. 
J. Cronin. 

Tiberius Gracchus; copyrighted by M. H. 

Toy Shop, In one net: copyrighted bv Alice 
C. D. Riley. 

DECEMBER 9, 1905. 

Xl*e Billboard 


It is interesting and, perhaps,' edifying to 
bare an actor's reply to his critics, and Mr. 
Wneedon Grossmlth's comments on the pub- 
n ° . llshed notices 

Actor-Dramatist Replies of The Duffer 
To Critics ln tn e London 

papers, are not* 
without point. There can, one supposes, be 
little doubt that in some quarters there exists 
a certain distrust of the actor who enters the 
lists as a dramatist, and It 1b to this distrust, 
real or apparent — to which Mr. Grossmlm ad- 
dresses himself. "Some of my critics," says 
Mr. Grossmifh, "do not appear to like me ln 
the role of a dramatist. Yet," he says, good- 
humoredly, "there are respectable precedents 
for my duality. Shakespeare was an actor — and 
rather a bad one. Macready collaborated to 
some purpose. Plnero, whose record as a play- 
wright Is respectable, Dion Bouclcault, William 
Gillette all have been dramatists, and they 
have all been actors; yet, as I say, I can not 
help observing the resentment which has been 
shown in my re-appearance as a dramatist." 

* * • 

Antone Malme, formerly a member of the 
Royal Opera House Co. of Sweden, Is ln jaU 
at Menominee, Mich., serving a thirty days' 
sentence for drunkenness. Malme was one of 
the leading singers of Sweden, and appeared at 
the capitals of Europe. Owing to drink bis 
voice (became affected. 

* * * 

The race question has*, entered into theatrical 
circles of Topeka, Kan. A. H. Hegan has 
provided a certain section' of bis theatre for 
the negro patronage. The seats are known as 
Jim Crows. The other day a colored couple 
purchased tickets and occupied chairs reserved 
for white people by the management. Ordered 
to move they objected and were evicted. 
Thereupon they swore out a warrant for Man- 
ager Hegan's arrest. The manager still ad- 
heres' to his policy of discrimination, and will 
fight the case through all the courts, be says, 
it that is necessary to a decision in his 

■ •'.'.• ■■.'«...;. 

There are 212,340 miles of railroad track ln 
the United States, a net Increase of 5,014 miles 
on the year. The heaviest construction of the 
year was in the southwestern group of States, 
in which no less than 1,716 miles were built, 
Missouri having to its credit 418 miles, Ar- 
kansas 202 miles, Texas 318 miles, Kansas 31 
miles, Colorado 147 miles. New Mexico less 
than one mile, Indian Territory 260 miles, and 
Oklahoma 279 miles. Gross earnings increased 
$68,780,887 in 1904 over the earnings of 1903, 
or about 3.06 per cent. 

» ■•'■■'.•. 

Most show folks, when they become weary 
of the bustle and glamor of ' public life, buy 
a farm— for the sake of peace and quiet. In 
-*t «•« -•-. •. Poland they have an- 

Tne Way They Do other method. In 
In Poland theatrical and artistic 

circles in Warsaw and 
generally throughout Poland, a sensation was 
recently caused by the mysterious disappear- 
ance of Mile. Marie Siera Rocoska, principal 
danseuse at the Royal Opera House, Warsaw, 
who was regarded as one of the most beautiful 
women ln Europe. It now transpires that Mile. 
Rocoska has fled to Galicia, In Austria, where 
she has taken the veil in a convent belonging 
to one of the most austere orders of nuns. What 
drove the lady to this extreme step has not 
transpired. Perhaps the manager would not 
give her the star dressing-room. 

* * » 

An English variety manager, who was re- 
cently sued for a season's salary by a serio 
who thought she had been unjustly dismissed, 
said, ln giving testimony, that the lady's act 
would not do at all to the small towns, bnt 
that he bad not dismissed ber on the open- 
ing night, because be was going to London the 
next week, and be thought be would give ber 
another chance there, as "London audiences 
are the easiest on earth." The Judge effected 
a compromise, 

* » « 

An amusing incident marked the opening of 
The Duffer at Terry's in London. The piece is 
preceded by Mr. Frank Lincoln's monologue, 
and in the middle of this a composed and com- 
placent tabby cat -made its appearance, and 
regarded the audience with as much Interest 
as cats usually manage to assume in anything 
that is not milk or cat's meat. Mr. Linocln 
soon appreciated the fact that the attention of 
the audience was divided, and readily secured 
the laugh by exclaiming as he hnstled the 
animal to a less conspicuous place. "This is 
not a monologue; it's a catalogue.** 


The Difficulty With 

Rose Cecelia Shay Pleases Cincinnati 

Audiences — Other News of 

the Queen City. 


Raymond's Model Museum and Ani- 
mal Show dosed its tenting season, and is 
playing the opera bouses. The roster of the 
snow is as follows: Chas. Raymond, manager; 
alme. Raymond, treasurer; Frank Dair and 
Frank Dair. glass blowers; J. P. Snyder, glass 
spinner; -Lawrence, magician and illusionist; 
ftlna Raymond and her trained poodles; Elliott, 
gand balancer; Raymondo, handcuff king; and 
The Warrens, sketch team. Manager Raymond 
expects to remain in the Michigan copper coun- 
try all season. 

The roster of the Franklyn Comedy 
Co. is as follows: Wm. Franklyn, manager; 
The Fairchllds, sketch artists; Billy Price, 
black-face comedian: Frank Keith, ballet slng- 
t r; Artesmla, singing sonbrette and dancer 
F- W. Buck, Hattle Buck and Nellie Price. 

Fred E. Clayton, agent, lately with 
W. c .Ware's In Old Virginia, closed with that 
show at -Ft. Dodge, la., and has Joined Wm. De 
Hart's new musical show. Midnight in Coon- 
town, which" is now touring the Dakotas and 

George L. Gable writes that the 

I™ 1 ' Si Hasklns Co. is booked solid until May 
•»«. They carry sixteen people, a band and 
orchestra and special scenery. The play has 
» en "written for this season by H. Lawrence 

Chas. Hecklow has been engaged for 
tie season with the stock company playing at 
T.iison's Theatre. Chicago. 

n 1 * 1 "" F - A, Latham his returned to 

his home in New Richmond. Ohio, after a seven 
years' engagement on the coast. 

.Whew, sdc 'em Tige. Oscar Hammerstein; 
the arch-enemy of ticket speculators, bas a ri- 
val. It is George F. Fish of the Forepaugh 
Stock Co. of this city. For some time Man- 
agers Fish has been annoyed by Sunday night 
speculators, and last Sunday evening Manager 
Geo. iFJsb decided to get next to the game. 
Having Just returned from a week's visit on 
Broadway, Oscar's rival was out -for the big 
ones, and didn't intend to handle them witb 
gloves. It was a case of catch 'em at first 
sight. Stationing himself in front of the box- 
office at Robinson's the manager got his opera 
glasses busy and discovered a group of people 
that seemed to baive assembled for business pur- 
poses. Quickly be steered for the center of 
tbe crowd. Away ran the speculator with Mr. 
'Fish a close second and a nundred or so on- 
lookers bringing up the rear. 'But it wasn't 
a fair race because the other fellow had the 
start and Mr. Fish had a sprained ankle. 
The manager stopped. Bang! went a re- 
volver and the speculator baited. A police- 
man escorted the two to the nearby station- 
bouse, where 'the ordained scalper was found 
with the goods. 'Manager Fish explains it by 
saying that be wasn't out for scalps. Just 

At last.lRose Cecilia Shay bas a vehicle that 
is making good. Paul Jones Is of -the "writ- 
ten for amusement" variety, and affords an 
excellent evening's entertainment. There is 
sufficient opera to please the lover of good 
music, plenty of jingle to please the popular 
fancy, enough burlesque to spice it and as 
many bright lines as there are to be found In 
any two similarly constructed pieces. Of 
course, -the principal interest was the singing 
of Miss Shay, a Cincinnati product, by tbe 
way. The rich, quality of her voice, its com- 
pass and crystal clearness were greatly ad- 
mired. Her vocalization was never better,, and 
ber excellent breath control and fine sustain- 
ing powers were simply delightful. Her com- 
pany is away above -the average. Guelma L. 
Baker was fine as ber lover and Joseph Fred- 
ericks was equally as good as her rival. Jack 
Martin and Mill J. Reunie are top-notcbers 
when it comes to burlesqueing. The minor 
roles were in capable bands. 

The Thanksgiving program at Heuck's last 
week was Ernest Hogan and his big company 
of dusky entertainers in Rufus Rastus. Ho- 
gan's aggregation is one that deserves much 
credit, it being carefully gotten together and 
carried through. Hogan himself is a good 
"black-face" comedian, and is well known 
throughout this part of the country, a fact 
which was, no doubt, responsible for the large 
gathering at each, performance. 

Tie Lyceum was the scene of another race- 
horse-drama last week, lighting Fate being Its 
tlue. Tbe company is composed of a large 
cast of clever people, and this alone made the 
show one of the season's best. There were 
also some excellent scenes in each act, the best 
being that of a wireless telegraphy station. 
This scene was put on in great shape and 
seemed to be quite realistic. 

"Wbalien & Martell's Merry Makers were ou 
the boards at People's last week, and tbe fact 
that these people are putting on such strong 
attractions was alone sufficient to draw i—e 
crowds. The company for a starter, have one 
of the prettiest choruses on the wheel, and 
rfcis is a dire necessity with tbe patrons at 
the Home of Burlesque. Clever comedians and 
excellent scenery, together with a well-balanced 
olio, made It a performance above the aver- 

At the Columbia this week Managers Ander- 
son & Ziegler put on an ideal boliday bill, and 
people were turned away at every perform- 
ance. Valerie (Bergere, in her condensed ver- 
sion of Carmen, was the advertised beadliner, 
but there wasn't anything else but beadllners 
on the bill. They were as follows: Francis 
Gerard, Mabelle Adams, Chas. Barton's Bur- 
lesque Menagerie, WHIlam H. Windom. Valerie 
Bergere & Co., Palmer and Jolson, Holcombe, 
Curtis and Webb, and tbe Okabe Family. 

Tbe Forepaugh Stock Co. put on The Prisoner 
of Zenda last -week to the. capacity of the 
bouse. The entire company appeared in the 
play, and each was given all tbe applause he 
deserved. Saturday marked the closing of 
Harry (Burkhardt's engagement as leading man 
of the Forepaugh Stock Co. He closes to take 
a road engagement. Harry Fenwlck, who has 
played leading beavies since the company 
opened here last year, will bereafter play leads. 
Frederick "Forrester, the juvenile man, has suc- 
ceeded Mr. Fenwlck. Two new men joined the 
company this week. They are Harry Forrest, 
late of the Busch Temple Co. In Chicago, and 
Seth Halsey, of 'New Orleans. 

Manager Fish's -last -week's visit to New 
York Cltv was in the interest of plays for his 
company. In spite of the fact that Manager 
Fish have been presenting tbe very best of 
stock plays. Mr. Fish says be will have some 
better ones on the boards; shortly. 

(Managers Fish are ' considering a proposition 
from D. V. Dunn, owner of the Star Theatre, 
Philadelphia, to take over that house in the 
near future. Mr. Dunn's other interests forbid 
his further attention to the Star. However, it 
Is not at all probable' that Managers Pish will 
accept the offer, as they already have one 
theatre ln the City of Brotherly Love. In no 
event will Managers Fish leave Cincinnati. 
They have In the Queen City a better gold 
-mine than Scotty ever discovered, and - they 
have been in the business too long to let a 

good thing go. My, what salaries they pay. 
As The {Billboard representative was entering 
Robinson's last Thursday Manager Fish came 
out of his private office witb an armload of 
what appeared to be loaves of bread. Wben 
accosted with Hie query if be bad started into 
the baking business lie informed the sneaker 
that be was just going to pay salaries. 

Oscar Hahn, assistant stage manager "of the 
German Theatre Co., -closed witb tbe company 
very suddenly last Friday. 

Morris Wainstock, representing Sheridan's 
City Sports, which plays the Standard this 
week, and Fred. Reed, of the Vanity Fair Co., 
were welcome callers Saturday. 


The Arrival of Kitty is doing nicely in this 
state. Hal. Johnson, female impersonator, bas 
Joined to play .-tbe leading role. Bessie John- 
son has also signed. Fred K. Wren is making 
the hit of his life. The personnel is very 

Linn's Museum, of wbicb ©r. . H. J. Linn is 
proprietor and -manager, Is ■ doing a good busi- 
ness. On the lower floor is a Chamber of Hor- 
rors, showing the Life of Christ, Czolgosz in 
France, and other wax figures wbicb artists de- 
clare to be equal to any in the country. On 
the ■ second floor is a small and cozy theatre. 
The current bill Is 'Raymond and Deliale. OHie 
Mcaiann, Agnes Atherton and D. L. Martin. 
On the third floor is tbe curio ball. The cur- 
rent attractions here are Seymour, mind reader; 
J. <Berger Hart, magician; Harry Mouiton, ven- 
triloquist: The Human Fish and Joe D. Cramer, 
the boneless wonder. Christian Lampe is at 
tbe piano and L. L. Linn Is treasurer, six 
shows are given daily. 

Another sweet-voiced singer bas been "dis- 
covered." (While singing at Linn's Museum, 
Miss Myrtle Hickok was beard by Hugh War- 
ner, who was so pleased -witb ber that he con- 
tracted to place ber in vaudeville. ; Six; girls 
will assist Miss 'Hickok in what promises to 
be the best dressed ; act In vaudeville. Miss . 
Florence McDonald bas been engaged to stage 
the act.. ;I 

Popular Bill Adams is in town greeting .old 
friends. CHAS. W. GOBTZ. 



the City of Broth- 
erly Love. 

Leslie Carter, The College Widow, 

The Virginian and Others 

Amuse Fhiladelphians. 


Harry West, tbe popular director of tbe 
Grand Opera House orchestra, gave a concert, 
evening of Nov. 22, which was well attended. 
The soloists were Helen Howartb Lemmel, so- 
prano, and E. Bvatafieff, pianist. Beautiful 
souvenir ■programs of -burned leather, inscribed 
"Seattle Spirit," were presented - to the la- 

Slgnor Frank Gregory, leader of tbe Royal 
Italian Band, was presented with a magnificent 
gold medal by bis many friends and; admirers 
last week at the Star Theatre. . 

John Cork the Seattle theatrical manager, 
will have charge of five stars next season. 
They are Emma Calve, -Florence Roberts, Maude 
Fealy, Barney Bernard and Max, IMgman. 

R. F. Outcalt, the Buster Brown cartoonist, 
proved himself to be a very clever entertainer 
at the Grand Opera Honse last week. He Is 
quite as clever a story teller as he is a car- 
toonist. A large audience was present at all 
three performances. The pictures. that he drew 
were turned over to be soM for charitable 
purposes. ; 

H. C. Miner's Merry Burlesquers is by far 
the beet company of this kind presented at the 
Seattle Theatre -this season. The chorus, al- 
though smalt comprises some very beautiful 
girls witb good voices. Billy Noble Is Hie 
leading vocalist witb -Mae Hillard and Mildred 
Graver closely following. Kelly and Bergman 
are exceptionally good knockabout artists. 
LEM. A. SHORTR1DGE, 638 Burk Bldg. 


Tbe Grand Opera House in New York was 
threatened witb destruction Nov. 29, when a 
fire onthe stage after the performance men^ 
aced tbe entire structure. - 

There is little doubt tbat the house would 
nave burned to the ground, but for tbe auto- 
matic sprinkler which flooded tbe building. 

The Grand Opera Honse is a landmark of 
the Metropolis, and bas many historic associa- 
tions. It was built by Jay Gould and Jim 

Every tbeatre In New York is provided with 
an automatic sprinkler of the nature that saved 
the Grand. 

iNone of the effects of The Prodigal Son Co., 
which was playing at the house, were dam- 


The delicate task of dismissing three holiday 
audiences to avoid a fire panic was aceom- 
pUshed in New York, Thanksgiving Day with- 
out accident wben a fire in a factory on East 
Thirteenth street threatened the Bast Side thea- 
tre district The audiences at tbe Dewey Thea- 
tre, Huber's Museum, and tbe Palace Hall left 
those houses in perfect order. 


Helen May Butler, proprietor of 
Helen May Butler's Ladles' Military Band, is 
ill in Chattanooga, Tenn., and ber physicians 
say she can not go on the road for five or six 
weeks. This will upset her plans considerably, 
and Manager J. Leslie Spabn has been obliged 
to cancel five-weeks in Mississippi and Louis- 
iana. During Miss Butler's illness tbe band 
will play concerts ln and around Chattanooga. 

Hap Ward in The Grafters is cred- 
ited witb bavlng made tbe biggest hit of the 
season at the Oliver Theatre, Lincoln, Neb., 
before a record house. The company is said 
to be one of the finest of Its kind. 

It is reported from Rome that an 
American impressarlo has offered to LinaCa- 
valierl. the Italian prima donna, a three years' 
engagement ln this country. 

'With clear, crisp weather for Thanksgiving, 
-tbe managers of all our theatres -bad good 
cause to be nappy on that boUday, the best 
one of the year in this town. The matinees 
were all well attended, and at night you could 
not boy a seat, at any price, boors before tbe 
doors opened. 'Prices were soaring, and in some 
theatres it -cost as much for a seat in tne 
gallery as dt usually does tfor a;-seat- on v:the 
lower floor, but that made no difference; to Hie 
people who bad money and wanted to see a 
show. It Is safe to say that it was the big- 
gest crowd that ever attended theatres in 
Philadelphia. Outside of Thursday business 
was good all weeki and It looks now as if the 
usual dullness before; Christmas would not be 
in evidence tbls year. 

This city bad tbe pleasure of seeing four 
new sbows week; of 'Nov. 27, and all ; made 
good. Mrs. iLeslle i Carter in Adrea, received 
the most praise and heri five ; weeks* season at 
tbe Lyric will no doubt be; tbe most profitable 
ever played in this city. The College Widow 
was also seen -; here for the v first ;;;tlme; "and ;it ; 
pleased ■ our people, v: Lew Fields : gave ; us the 
first peep at It Happened dn Nordland and Edna. 
May in The Catch; of the Season drew-beavily 
on account of ber personality, but the; play ; did 
not enthuse. 

The two weeks' engagement of The Virgin- 
ian at the 'Walnut Street Theatre was a very 
big one. K Every -night tbe orchestra: was sta- 
tioned in the lobby, and many times the sale 
of seats: was stopped. 

The war between the f bur burlesque houses 
in this city bas broken out in earnest, and all 
sorts of inducements are being offered to gain 
patronage. Two of -them nave; an ^amateur;; night 
once : a week, and; one of them ;:bas; added a 
number of vaudeville specialties to the regular 
bill so as to make -the performance continuous. 
One bouse has made a; feature of a ; twenty-five 
•cent ■ matinee, and - now: ■ another has gone :: It; 
one better by advertising to sell ladies' re- 
served seats -for ten cents. Ass predicted early 
in the season, there is not enough business here 
for four booses of this character, and tbe fight 
that is now on only means a; survival of ; the 
strongest. : In the meantime -snipers and: Htho^ 
graphers; are reaping ;a -Ticb; harvest from tbe 
Pawnee Bill, who was spending a few days 
in this cltv, has gone to Oklahoma. It is 
said that W. J. (Ferguson bas been engaged as 
general agent for the shows next season. 
; Lew Graham, the popuIarSoratoroftbe-Rins- 
Mng Brothers; Shows, has returned to hla ; home- 
In this city for tbe whiter. 

The wife of E. Joy Morris, tbe carousel man- 
ufacturer, has secured a divorce. 

Gertrude Haynes, well known In vaudeville 
circles as tbe original originator of the act 
known as The Choir Celestial, was married, in. 
this city this week to 'Dr. Edwin Newton Flint, 
of Chicago. 

The Dog Show at Horticultural Hall, held 
Nov. 29-"Dec- 2, was very successful. 

The season of grand 'opera at the Academy 
of Music will start Dec 5 with La Fuverita. 
Kubelik gives a matinee recital Dec. 9, and the 
Philadelphia Orchestra Is giving two concerts 
a week. 

T. W. (Wegefartb Is having an electric foun- 
tain built on the lawn in front of bis new 
residence. His new MRpostlng company, The 
Wm. Pena Bttlposting & Transfer Co-v Is now 
in active operation. 

Much interest is being" taken in the first 
production of Spangles^ the new comedy by 
Chas. Frederick Ntadlinger, which is to be 
given on Monday, Dec. 4, at the Broad Street 

John Welsh is busy in Lancaster, Pa., get- 
ting np the new circus wblch he will put om 
the road next season. It will be a nine car 
show. "BOB WATT, 806 Walnut St. 


A lady teacher told a schoolboy to name the 
presidents; and when he replied that he 
couldn't, she said: "When I was as old as 
yon, I could name all the presidents In their 

The boy replied with more candor than pt. 
llteness, "There were only a few president- 

Dan S. Flshell, late of the Barnum & Bailey 
Show, left St. Louis for Chicago last week to 
attend the funeral of a near relative that died 
Nov. 24. Mr. Fishell will visit 'New York be- 
fore returning home. 

Alice Nielsen, of comic opera fame, appeared 
before the Apollo Club at the Odeon Theatre, 
Nov^ 88. Mme. Calve appears at the Odeon 
Dec.; 4; for one concert. 

Richard's Juvenile Opera Co. is meeting witb 
much success on its road tour. The Will o tbe 
Wisp is the opera presented. 

Ethel Barrymore and company are having a 
week of hard labor. Besides holiday week 
and three matinees they- are rehearsing her 
new play. Alice Slt-by-the-Fire. 
■'■' Three members of The Land of Nod Co. left 
that organisation last week before leaving St. 

Messrs. Light, Rnppertnal & Steward are pre- 
paring to put out a production of The Con- 
vict's Daughter. The company is rehearsing to 
this city. 

The Tallest Man on Earth Co.. which left 
this city about a week ago. Is met ting with 
the best of success. They played to a turn- 
awav house at the Columbia Theatre. Wash- 
ington. Mo., and Manager Oscar H. Tolas gave 
them the best kind of recommendations. 





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tnnoHeitad photograph*. Editor. 

Saturday, December 9, 1905. 


The first form of The Billboard, in* 
eluding the last eight advertising pages, 
goes to press Saturday morning. No 
advertisements for these pages can be 
given the desired position and no 
changes can be made in standing ads. 
on any of these pages unless the copy 
reaches us by noon Friday No ad* for 
the last form will be accepted after 
noon Monday. 

Getting Out-of-Town 

Theatre managers 
everywhere may be 
able to increase 
their suburban and out-of-town pa- 
tronage by using their influence to 
induce their local traction companies 
to adopt methods similar to those re- 
cently instituted in Rochester, N. Y., 
The Rochester and Eastern Rapid 
ilway Co. undertakes to secure re- 
servations of seats in any of the Roch- 
ester theatres. By this means resi- 
dents along- the lines who have been 
restrained from attending the theatres 
because of the inconvenience and ex- 
pense of reserving seats in person or 
by telephone, and the uncertainty . of 
the seats being held if they arrived 
late, can now go to any of the trac- 
tion company's station agents and 
leave the amount of money equivalent 
to the price of the seats desired, for 
which they receive an order exchange- 
able at the box-office. 

This works in practice as follows: 
When the companys' agent receives a 
request to obtain tickets' 1 fpr- a given 
performance, he first ascertains the 
price and location preferred, and then 
telephones the order to the traction 
company's station agent in Rochester, 
using for the purpose the company's 
private telephone line. The Rochester 
agent then telephones the theatre and 
reserves seats as near the desired lo- 
cation as possible, and telephones the 
numbers of the seats back to the local 
agent. This agent then makes out an 
order and delivers it to the parties 
desiring the seats. 

The conveniences resulting to thea- 
tre patrons from this system have re- 
sulted in materially increasing the 
sales of seats to out of town pur- 
chasers, and it is now necessary to 
run special theatre cars every even- 
ing from as far away as Geneva, a 
distance of forty miles, in order to 
accommodate this travel in Rochester. 
The system that has worked so well 
In Rochester might be given incep- 
tion in any other city with equally 
gratifying results to both theatre man- 
agers and tranction companies. 

It is up to the theatre managers to 
start the movement. 

That the cities of the west are far 
better Sunday show towns than those 
of the east has again been demon- 
strated by the decision of A. L. Er- 
langer, "Wm. Harris, A. "W. Dingwall 
and Frank McKee, -who, ■while at 
French Lick Springs the other day 
agreed that there is at present no rea- 
son for inviting New Yorkers from 
their firesides on the Sabbath. As the 
Spokesman, Mr., Harris said: "I think 
we can get along very well without the 
theatres being open on Sunday. There 
is no popular demand for it in New 
York, although there is a demand for 
it throughout the west We do not 
object to an occasional sacred concert 
on Sunday night, but we do not be- 
lieve in giving regular Sunday per- 
formances." 'Notwithstanding, the Sun- 
day theatre-closing law in New York 
seems to be about as effective as the 
Raines liquor law. 

* • • 
There are always en tour a large 

number of vaudeville acts that, 
through extensive and not altogether 
veracious advertising, are carried as 
features when they have not the merit 
to warrant the distinction. This often 
means big salary to an act that is 
actually carried by others of superior 
on the same bill. Managers and per- 
formers would be mutually benefited 
by a means of mutual protection look- 
ing to the proper classification of these 
spurious features. 

: * * ... • 

From several recent instances It 
would seem that in England the courts 
do not regard the presentation of plays 
in buildings not licensed as theatres 
as serious an infringement of the law 
as we do in America. The proprie- 
tors of The Belle of the Orient have 
been up three times in a very few 
weeks, and in each instance only very 
light fines were imposed. 

* * * 
The long suffering people of Liver- 
pool, England, are agitating for Sun- 
day performances in her theatres. If 
they keep up the agitation for two 
hundred years they may be granted 
permission to sing The Holy City in 
the theatres on Sunday evenings, pro- 
vided they wait till after church 

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Since Maurice Hewlett's books have 
been placed on the "restricted list" of 
the Brooklyn Public Library because 
of their alleged freedom in descrip- 
tion of the passions, there has been 
an increased demand for them. Rich- 
ard Mansfield's, Olga Nethersole's and 
Sara Bernhardt's press agents are wise 
in their generation. 

* * * 

Newspaper editors are again in- 
fected with the national theatre epi- 
demic. The newspapers will never 
build a national theatre. Individual 
judgment is an American character- 
istic, and the public would rather pass 
on the merits of a play or a player, 
even at prevailing metropolitan prices. 

* J * * 

The city council at Los Angeles has 
passed an ordinance prohibiting an 
exhibition of tights on the stages of 
her theatres. If Los Angeles really 
expects to dig that canal to the sea 
and become the first commercial city 
of California she will have to get 
away from such petty and narrow- 
minded legislation as this. 

* * * 
Mayor Dunne, of Chicago, is going 

after ticket speculation through the 
managers. He says 1 e will exercise 
his power even to revoke the license 
of those theatres that continue to per- 
mit the abuse. Mayor Dunn Is orig- 
inal in all his methods. 

The eflicacity of automatic sprink- 
lers as adapted to the theatre was 
demonstrated in the fire that threat- 
ened the Grand Opera House in New 
York with destruction last week. 

*■ * * : 
Probably for the first time in his- 
tory a newspaper has written a play. 
The title of that play is the remark- 
able one of Volcan d' Armour. Its au- 
thor is the Paris Matin. 


The crusade against the theatre hat 
in Europe has now spread from Rome 
to London. 

Edna May has signed a contract to return to 
« London vaudeville theatre In March, when 
she will assume the role of an up-to-date Juliet 
in a modernized version of Shakespeare's 
Borneo and Juliet. 

Were Wrung from the Monument, hut the 
Minstrel Kan Heeded the Coin. 

One bleak 'Winter's day after rehearsal at 
Tony- Pastor's Opera -House — the original stands 
at 201 Bowery, opposite Spring street. New 
York— one Bob Sail, ethlopean comedian and 
general performer, hastened to a Rialto rendez- 
vous of the period presided orer by "Sandy" 
Spencer, theatrical manager and publican. As 
he came in out of the blast he remarked: 

"And the wind blew through his whiskers." 

As the arrival was clean shaved it was evi- 
dent that he 'was not making a personal allu- 
sion. A lounger was led to suggest: 

" *Sandy * Spencer's whiskers?" 

The veteran minstrel laughed as he responded: 
"The wind -wouldn't know where to find 'San- 
dy's' whiskers with any degree of certainty. 
He must furnish a heap of amusement to his 
barber. Since I have known *Sandy,' and that 
Is many moons, he has experienced more vari- 
eties of whiskers and business than any man I 
have known . Barberously his face has run the 
gamut from the clean shave of an actor or par- 
son to the full beard of a miner or trapper to 
a vegetable farmer from Long Island with spin- 
ach on his chin." 

Just as the speaker was looking at the cell- 
ing through the bottom of the tumbler, Lew 
Brimmer came in from the San Francisco Min- 
strel Hall over the way, and after ejaculating 
about the weather, remarked as he took his ac- 
customed seat on the beer keg. 

"Economy Is a good thing, they say, but I 
never used any of it. But Billy Birch Is the 
limit. Strange, too, for a man who don't mind 
staking a hundred on the turn of a card, or tak- 
ing a flyer in Wall street for a big figure. I 
wanted to put on an act of mine and Birch asks: 
'What's the props?' Says I, 'A loaf of bread.' 
Says he, "Costs too much; haven't you got an 
act without props?" " 

'Everybody laughed and Bob became seated 
and of course reminiscent. After moralizing 
and philosophizing about economy and the accu- 
mulation of wealth, he began: 

"Capital Is a capital thing; so Is money in 
the bank — " 
"Some kinds of banks.", interrupted Brim- 

"Huh!" snapped Hall, "You'd have to say 
something If you broke an E string. There Is 
no banjo accompaniment to what I am going 
to say, so please lower the bridge and carry 
oft your chair. Bumpsey and Oldcomb were 
extra clever performers who saved their money 
and became minstrel managers. Oldcomb was 
the most versatile of the pair and was also the 
financier of the firm. Oldcomb was blessed with 
a wife who was a guiding star and her husband 
thought the world of her, as he ought to have. 
There was no mistake about her being appre- 
ciated while lived, but she n